Watchpaper, pink with white and ecru embroidery; mounted in an album.
- Diameter: 37.54 millimetres
This watchpaper is mounted in an album quarter bound in brown suede and boards, containing watchpapers, collected by Robert Day of Cork. The inside front cover is inscribed by Ilbert: "Collected by & bookplate / of Robert Day of Cork / noted Irish collector. / Filed in alphabetical order of Towns." Day's ex-libris is stuck down on the inside front cover and was lettered: 'ROBERT DAY. J. P. / F. S. A. MR. LA./ W.S. 1894" etc.
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.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- CAI.2633 (Ilbert Collection)
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Object reference number: MCC5458
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