- Museum number
GRANDE-SONNERIE STRIKING, QUARTER-REPEATING CYLINDER ESCAPEMENT WALKING-CANE WATCH NOW IN A LATER GOLD BASKET.
Two stage three-train movement with gilded plates and ringed pillars. The stage nearest the dial for the striking and repeating trains, that nearest the back for the going train.
Going train with fusee and cylinder escapement.
Grande-sonnerie striking train for hours and quarters.
Quarter-repeat train operated by a release button in the case band.
The bell is mounted on a stud on the balance cock and encloses the movement.
Gilded-brass dial plate with a white enamel dial, with Arabic minutes numbered 5-60 and Roman hours I-XII. The three trains are wound through the dial. A fourth square has an aperture above reveals a blued steel disc for key-operated regulation. Blued-steel beetle and poker hands.
The watch was originally designed to be housed in the end of a walking cane
but is now in a later gold basket with pierced basket-weave band and folding rope-twist handle.
- Production date
Diameter: 53.20 millimetres (basket)
- On display (G39/dc14/no36)
- Exhibition history
2003 23 Oct-2004 18 Jan, London, Hayward Gallery, Saved! 100 Years of the National Art Collections Fund
Latest: 2 (2016)
2 (Dec 1996)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased with £40,000 pounds from NHMF and £25,000 pounds from NACF
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number