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  • Place of origin:

    England (movement, made)

  • Date:

    1700-1900 (made)
    1685-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold set with jaspar and onyx

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss A.V. Hammond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Enamelled gold watch set with jaspar and onyx. The dial bears the double monogram 'JR (possibly Jacobus Rex), with a royal crown above and orb and crossed sceptres below

Place of Origin

England (movement, made)


1700-1900 (made)
1685-1890 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold set with jaspar and onyx

Marks and inscriptions

double monogram 'JR'
On the dial possibly Jacobus Rex

Object history note

According to tradition, this watch originally belonged to King Charles II (1630-85), and was presented by his brother James II (1633-1701) to a member of the Pratt family of Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan, Ireland, after receiving hospitality from him. However, the watchcase appears to be a 19th century fabrication in the 17th century style. The dial and hands date from about 1750.

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold watch set with jaspar and onyx, with double monogram 'JR' (possibly Jacobus Rex), with royal crown, orb and crossed sceptres, 18th and 19th century

Subjects depicted

Crowns (headdresses); Orbs; Sceptres; Monograms


Clocks & Watches; Metalwork; Royalty


Metalwork Collection

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