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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,1002.414.b

  • Description

    Watch in a three-coloured gold and silver case, ornamented with a trophy of doves, bow, arrows, symbols of love. The dial is inscribed, enamelled in white with white gold hands set with rose-cut diamonds and there is a cylinder escapement.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1775-1776
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 4.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on movement
      • Inscription Content

        Gregson Hger du Roy A PARIS No 597
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        suspension loop
      • Inscription Comment

        'monkey's head' discharge mark
      • Inscription Type

        casemaker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        inside case
      • Inscription Content

        DM
      • Inscription Comment

        surmounted by a star
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        inside case
      • Inscription Comment

        Paris date letter for 1775-6
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        inside case
      • Inscription Comment

        charge mark for sous-fermier Jean-Baptiste Fouache
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        dial
      • Inscription Content

        Gregson Hgier DU ROY
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        edge of dial-plate
      • Inscription Content

        GREGSON
  • Curator's comments

    Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no.440::
    Jean Gregson is recorded in 1776 as 'Horologer du roi, Rue Dauphine, Paris' (see Tardy 1971, where a further reference to this maker in 1787 is quoted).

    The 'white gold' was identified as silver in Sue La Niece report. - J. Rudoe.

    Attached to the chatelaine 439, 1978,1002.414.a

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  • Bibliography

    • Gere et al 1984 440 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1. Original invoice for £65 2/- to Anne Hull Grundy dated 24.5.1955, described as 'Lot 62; Louis XVI dumb repeating watch, Gregson, Paris, in a gold case with gold chatelaine, hook and links, pendant key and miniature etui, by Bartelemy Cabaille, Paris 1775, with the poincon of JB Fouache, the watch of the same date with maker's mark DM, in original shagreen case'.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1978,1002.414.b

  • Additional IDs

    • HG.414.b (masterlist number)
Watch;threecolour gold and silver case; ornamented with trophy of doves, bow, arrows, symbols of love; dial: inscribed, enamelled in white; white gold hands set with rose-cut diamonds; inside case: marked; vertical edge of dial-plate engraved; cylinder escapement.

Watch;threecolour gold and silver case; ornamented with trophy of doves, bow, arrows, symbols of love; dial: inscribed, enamelled in white; white gold hands set with rose-cut diamonds; inside case: marked; vertical edge of dial-plate engraved; cylinder escapement.

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