Silver, gilt, ceramic, enamel, pearls, other metal
Overall: 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 5.7 x 7.9 cm )
engraved: inside reverse, on workings cover: "Eliza Giles"
Silver gilt open-face pocket watch, white ceramic face (missing crystal) with arabic and Roman numeral hour markings; hour, minute and second hands, face surrounded with 2 rows of seed pearls with blue enamel stripe between, pendant knob and stirrup at the top, with remnants of blue enamel decoration; reverse of case has a flower at the center surrounded by flower petals in imbricated pattern, 2 rows of seed pearls at outer edge with blue enamel stripe between.
According to the accession record, this watch was originally given to Captain William Scudder during the Revolutionary War by General Aquila Giles (d. 1822). Captain Scudder supposedly rendered a "great service of kindness" to General Giles, who presented this pocket watch and other pieces of jewelry in gratitude.
Gift of Miss Lillian Benet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.