Pocket Watch and Watch Chains

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1822-1823

GUSN

GUSN-102792

Description

Watch with silver case and two leather straps, one attached and one unattached. The outer case has 9 labels of Phineas Rice, watchmaker, each with a date showing when the watch was cleaned. Outer watch face is a small circle under glass and is opened to a larger white watch face with two sets of Roman numerals.

Details

Descriptive Terms

watches
glass (material)
silver (metal)
WATCH, POCKET

Inscription

inside of watch case: "Phineas Rice/Watchmaker/Charlestown, Mas" along with a drawing above all text of an eagle with outspread wings\n behind watch face: "Edw. Tompion/LONDON/No 17987"\n Inner watch case: "S.P." hallmarked with the date letter Y for the year 1822-1823, an anchor (Birmingham) and the lion passant. (ink, engraving)

Additional Identification Number

2244

Maker

Tompion, Edward (Watchmaker)
Pemberton, Samuel (Maker)
Rice, Phineas (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England and Charlestown, MA (origin)

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

2 7/8 in (A) x 2 1/4 in (A); 13/16 in (B) x 3/4 in (A) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1923.587ab