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Pocket watch

Object Number: 
1945.361a-d
Date: 
1800-1801
Medium: 
Silver, glass, enamel; paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3 1/2 in. × 1 7/8 in. × 2 1/8 in. (8.9 × 4.8 × 5.4 cm) Overall (b): 2 1/2 in. × 9/16 in. × 2 1/2 in.
Marks: 
hour markings: on dial: "SCHERMERHORN" hallmarks: on inside of back casing: leopard's head/ lion passant illegible mark shield/ "D" watch paper: "FRED'K LOCKWOOD/ CLOCK/ And/ WATCH MAKER/ New York/ Chronometers, Patent Levers,/ Repeating & Horizontal/
Description: 
Silver pocket watch in silver casing; casing has open front to reveal white enamel dial with hours designated by letters "SCHERMERHORN"; arabic numeral minute markings; convex glass face; hour, minute and second hands; long cylindrical pendant stem with flat knob and stirrup bow; filigree balance cock. Blue watch paper (1858) of Fred'k Lockwood, clock and watch maker. Second watch paper is plain brown.
Gallery Label: 
This watch probably belonged to Peter Schermerhorn (1749-1826), ship chandler of New York City or possibly to his son, John Peter Schermerhorn (1775-1831).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur Frederic Schermerhorn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group