Pocket watch and case
Gold, metals, glass; wood, cardboard, velvet
Overall (a): 2 1/2 in. × 1/4 in. × 1 3/4 in. (6.4 × 0.6 × 4.4 cm) Overall (b): 2 1/8 × 4 1/4 × 2 7/8 in. (5.4 ×
enamel: on movement casing: "DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT EIGHT HOLES JEWELLED/ N° 3281/ BROTHERS MELLY/ COMPENSATING CURB" goldsmith's mark: on inside of back casing: " 1496 3281"
Gold pocket watch with wooden case; watch has foliate engraving on bezel, oval pendant knob and round bow; geometric design on reverse; glass facing; gold dial with foliate border made from other metals; roman numeral hours and minute markings; steel moon hour and minute hands; second aperture at VI with second hand and markings; enamel inscription on movement casing. Wooden watch case is rectangular with lighter wood bordering; keyhole and latch; circular opening at top of case to serve as watch stand; red velvet interior with spatial divisions for multiple pieces of jewelry; cut-out mold on top section to hold watch.
This watch belonged to Jane Hannah (Bouton) Smith.
Gift of Miss Isabel M. Smith
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