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watch-case

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,1201.3076

  • Description

    GOLD FILIGREE OUTER CASE. . Watch-case; circular; gold filigree.

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 3.6 centimetres
  • Condition

    -1-1993

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1958

  • Acquisition notes

    Following the successful acquisition of the celebrated Ilbert collection of clocks (1958,1006 collection), prints and other related materials made possible by the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE Ilbert's watches were then acquired using funds provided by Gilbert Edgar, public donations and government funds.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1958,1201.3076

  • Additional IDs

    • CAI.3076 (Ilbert Collection)

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