A Royal watch by Samuel Houston

Made:
1807 in London

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Silver watch by Samuel Houston, Dublin, c.1805. Silver consular case with wide plain band, hallmark for 1807 and casemaker's mark 'CC'. On the rear of the case is engraved a Royal Crown and the inscription ‘C.P. This watch was worn by H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte until she was twelve Yrs old & then presented by HRH to Henry Kuper.’ White enamel dial with upright Roman chapter-numerals, winding through a IIII. Gold spade and pointed hands Full-plate movement with verge escapement, 5-armed plain steel balance, blued-steel index indicating against scale engraved on plate, early wedge-shaped cock and backplate signed 'Saml. Houston, London. 794'. Clockmakers' Museum No. 793

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3667
Materials:
silver (alloy), steel (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and enamel
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers