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Pocket Watch and Key

1990.5ab (RS8669)

Description

18 karat gold pocket watch with gold Roman numerals under glass. Front glass opens and back opens to plain gold face. Decorative engraving on back. Watch is accompanied by white cardboard box (not original) and gold key.

Details

Maker
M.I. Tobias & Co. (Watchmaker)
Date
1815-1816
Inscriptions
top of box: " Susan Anne Livingston/Sedgwick/Julius Garfinckel & Co./WASHINGTON" Inside case: "33502 48698/36428/38475/40891/43426/46153/46401/46909/47938" Inside case: Two full sets of British hallmarks for 18 karat gold with a leopard head, crowned 18 / mark for the city of Chester, England / date letter "T" for the years 1815 to 1816 Outside casef: "SALS" Mechanism: "M. I. Tobias / LIVERPOOL / 1098 / CONVERTED BY / T. Martin & Co. 151 Regent Street, LONDON" (Ink, engraved, hallmarked)
Location of origin
Liverpool and Chester, England (origin)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
WATCH, POCKET
watches
People and organizations
Sedgwick, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley, 1788-1867
Dimensions
2 1/2 in (A); 1 3/8 in (B) x 1 3/4 in (A); 7/16 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 1/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.5ab
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
102773

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