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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Watchpaper; eight-pointed star on pink background; black gauze overlay.

  • Date

    • 1785
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 49.16 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Accept this trifle from A friend 1785
  • Curator's comments

    Associated dates : 1785.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate. Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • CAI.2526 (Ilbert Collection)
Watchpaper; eight-pointed star on pink background; black overlay.


Watchpaper; eight-pointed star on pink background; black overlay.

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