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Watch Case

1991.1394 (RS21493)

Description

Chip-carved camphor wood watch case, in the shape of a tall case clock, with a carved wheel in a sliding panel with a scroll top and shaped sides on bracket feet. An all-over geometric chip-carving glass panel below revealing a small watercolor with a bird, architectural view and grapes, signed in pencil on a watercolor ribbon "Mrs. S.M. Thomas". The case now houses a compass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
In pencil on the front panel of the watercolor paper on the watercolor ribbon is signed: Mrs. S.M. Thomas .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
camphorwood (wood)
carving (processes)
chip carving
glass (material)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
Camphor
camphorwood (wood)
Carved
carving (processes)
CASE, WATCH
cases (containers)
chip carving
Clock
clocks
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
watches
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
13.125 x 4.75 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1394
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2921
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