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Chip-carved camphor wood watch case, in the shape of a tall case clock, with a carved wheel in a sliding panel with a scroll top and shaped sides on bracket feet. An all-over geometric chip-carving glass panel below revealing a small watercolor with a bird, architectural view and grapes, signed in pencil on a watercolor ribbon "Mrs. S.M. Thomas". The case now houses a compass.
figure- and animal-derived motifs
In pencil on the front panel of the watercolor paper on the watercolor ribbon is signed: Mrs. S.M. Thomas .
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Title Compass Accession Number 1991.1395
13.125 x 4.75 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little