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Pocket watch

Object Number: 
1956.51
Date: 
1815
Medium: 
Silver, brass, enamel, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 6.4 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
silversmith's mark: on inside of back casing: "CR" in rectangle hallmark: on inside of back casing: lion, anchor, illegible mark watchmaker's mark: on back plate of movement: "W & G. Chance/ London/ 11037 regulator marking: on back plate of movement:
Description: 
Silver pocket watch with round knob and round bow; brass movement hinged into silver casing with glass facing; foliate champ levé engraved table and balance cock on back of movement; white enamel dial; black roman numeral hours with minute markings; hour hand; back of casing opens to wind.
Gallery Label: 
This watch belonged to navigator Moses Rogers (1779-1822). In 1808 Rogers commanded the "Clermont." He later designed and commanded the "Savannah," the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1818.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group