- Museum number
Eight-day spring-driven table timepiece with pull quarter repeat.
Movement back plate elaborately engraved design with tulips.
Going-train with fusee; verge escapement with balance (not original).
Pull-quarter-repeat on two bells powered by small spring in a barrel.
Later dial and hands.
Green-lacquer case with gilt chinoiserie decoration.
- Production date
Height: 13.75 inches
- Curator's comments
- Whilst the present balance control is of uncertain origin, the design and arangement of the rear door of the case with an aperture at the top of the door only, showns clearly that the original was not a standard verge escapement with pendulum.
- Not on display
- Latest: 5 (Aug 2015)
- 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.NL1Ilbert'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
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2079 (Ilbert Collection)