Pocketwatch

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2996

Description

A Woman's pocketwatch, the ceramic face is of enamel with a painted decoration. The center dial is surrounded by a neo-classical female figure with a lyre, drapery and an urn. It is mounted on a brass plate above the gold works and encased in this thin silver case with a convex glass front.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pocket watches
ceramic (material)
enamel paint
glass (material)
gold (metal)
painting (coating)
silver (metal)
lyres
Neoclassical
urns
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Silver
Unidentified Ceramic
Gold Plate
Glass
Enamel
Painted
Neoclassical
Woman
Lyre
Urn
POCKETWATCH

Inscription

Stamped on the inside cover are the initials: ""CP"" (inside of a diamond)/4362 .

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Watch Case Accession Number 1991.1476

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

2.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1477