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Watch: M/P.105-1930

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Keittmayr, Elias (Clockmaker)


Quarter striking verge coach watch in silver case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Elias Kreitt Mayr Fridtberg.' Balance cock with pierced and engraved table with eagle heads engraved on wings. Blued steel end piece with red end stone, narrow triangular engraved foot. Polished steel balance. Slide plate with engraved ring and pierced arrow around sunk regulator dial, brass dial engraved with scale over about 130 deg. with 's' and 'L' at ends of scale. Plain thin steel hand. Engraved brass locking plate with blued steel detent (broken end). Plate engraved all over with a leaf and floral pattern and, as above, in banner, quarter dial engraved on plate (hand missing). Engraved rectangular fusee iron post, brass fusee iron, blued steel fusee irong spring and screw. Potance and counter-potance screwed to back plate, counter-potance with steel end piece. Striking barrel engraved, hour hammer under hour main wheel, hour striking gate brass and screwed to arbour. Quarter barrel engraved, hammer under quarter main wheel, engraved brass gate. Case bolt on pillar plate under brass edge, nib under dial. Pillar plate with five turned baluster pillars, under dial bridge to support cannon pinion and take hour wheel. Split fusee and chain with tangent set-up on top plate. Short train, escape. wheel with irregular round holes. Verge escapement. Hour train, four wheels and fly. Quarter train four wheels and fly. All three trains planted anti-clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Narrow (broken at 6.30)

DIAL: Silver champleve with radial Arabic 5 min. figures in oval plaques, ladder minute ring. Radial Roman chapters between circles, second inner circle, central simple flower engraving. Background to dial matted.

HANDS: Brass, pierced and engraved.

BELL: Trapped in case by top ring, pinned to case

CASE: Electrotype filigree silver. On the back is a scene of a boar hunt, with central plaque of lion's head in garland (lion's head about 10 deg. out of line with pendant). Side with birds and animals. The joint on a ring pinned to case with four pins, supported on four blocks in case. Bezel engraved. Pendant, electrotype (?), decorated pillar shape, lion head each side at bow, decorated bow.

Legal notes

Given by T. J. G. Duncanson

Place(s) associated

  • Friedberg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Duncanson, T. J. G.


17th Century
19th century
Circa 1695 - Circa 1880

Components of the work

Movement composed of iron steel Dial composed of enamel Dial, Case composed of silver Movement, Hands composed of brass (alloy) Case Diameter 105.75 mm Height 160 mm Thickness 72 mm
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 84.75 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 91.5 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 95 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 22 mm
Hands Movement, Case, Dial

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.105-1930
Primary reference Number: 201821
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 10 June 2015 Updated: Friday 4 January 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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