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1991.1219 (RS21223)

Description

An inlaid mahogony watch case, of clock-face shape with arched base. The demi-lune top is edged with brass above thin strips of bone outline conforming to the shape of the bone diamond-shaped inlay, with four round inlaid pieces of ebony at each corner. An open round center reveals the watch, where, inside it has a hollowed place for the watch; also has a hinged door and small brass latch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bone (material)
brass (alloy)
cutting (dividing)
ebony (wood)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
nailing
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Bone
bone (material)
Brass
brass (alloy)
CASE, WATCH
cases (containers)
Cut
cutting (dividing)
Ebony
ebony (wood)
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Nailed
nailing
watches
Dimensions
4.75 x 3.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1219
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3148
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