Pocket watch

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-2420

Description

Round silver case with glazed door reveals a porcelain dial. Polychrome-painted with three-masted ships at battle and a small rowboat in foreground; enclosed by arabic numerals. No hands.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pocket watches
watches
porcelain
silver (metal)
battles
marines (visual works)
Silver
Porcelain
Battle
Maritime
WATCH

Inscription

On string tag tied to loop: Silver watch/by P. King. Lon-/don. Case by W.W. London,/1800) Bought in New-/foundland 1937

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

King, P. (Watchmaker)
W. W. (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

3.25 (H), 2.375 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.443