Hexagonal emerald cased verge watch

A watch set in a single large Colombian emerald crystal of hexagonal form with a hinged lid. The dial plate (the hand is missing) is enamelled in translucent green. Part of the Cheapside Hoard

  • Maker:
  • Production Date:
    late 16th century - early 17th century; c.1600-1610
  • ID no:
  • Location:
    In Store
Further Information
  • Date Collected: June 1912
  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: L (overall) 31.57; W 24.09 mm; T 21.15 mm; (Case) DM 31.57 x 24.09, T 16.39 mm; (Lid) DM 27.50 x 21.71 mm, T 3.98 mm; (Dial) 20.6 x 16.11 mm; (Movement) D 9.81 mm; WT 32.4g; RI 1.576-1.582; SG 2.67-2.78; Mohs 7½-8
  • Materials: emerald (beryl group; aluminium berylium silicate; crystal system - hexagonal/ trigonal); gold; enamel; steel; brass; copper alloy
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: digital image copyright Museum of London
  • Last Updated: 2017-01-10
  • Related Organisation:
  • Related Group:
    The Cheapside Hoard
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