Pocket Watch, Chain and Fob

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

ca. 1890

GUSN

GUSN-102802

Description

Rose gold pocket watch with attached chain and ball clasp. Watch face has black Roman numerals under glass. Engraved pattern all over outside of watch with an engraving to the owner on the inside of the lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

watches
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Watch, Pocket

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": John W. White, a Classics professor at Harvard University, most likely believed that a fine gold watch from one of Boston's best jewelers was a suitable present for his daughter Edith before she headed off to Wellesley College.

Inscription

Watch face: "BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO./BOSTON" Dust cover: "Edith White/from her Father,/July 16, 1890." Inside case: "BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO/BOSTON/14K/68148" Mechanism: "BIGELOW KENNARD & Co / BOSTON / 2s 76449" (Stamped and Engraved)

Associated Person

Norton, Edith White

Additional Identification Number

2254

Maker

Bigelow, Kennard & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Watchmaker)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Dimensions

1 15/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan B. Norton

Accession Number

1990.4

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)