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Pocketwatch

Description

A Woman's pocketwatch, the ceramic face is of enamel with a painted decoration. The center dial is surrounded by a neo-classical female figure with a lyre, drapery and an urn. It is mounted on a brass plate above the gold works and encased in this thin silver case with a convex glass front.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
Stamped on the inside cover are the initials: ""CP"" (inside of a diamond)/4362 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ceramic (material)
enamel paint
glass (material)
gold (metal)
painting (coating)
silver (metal)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
ceramic (material)
Enamel
enamel paint
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Gold Plate
Lyre
lyres
Neoclassical
Painted
painting (coating)
pocket watches
POCKETWATCH
Silver
silver (metal)
Unidentified Ceramic
Urn
urns
Woman
women (female humans)
Dimensions
2.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1477
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2996
Related Items
Title Watch Case Accession number 1991.1476 Notes 1991.1476 CASE, WATCH Relationship Part of set

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