Pocket watch and key

Object Number: 
1956.50ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Gold, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 2 5/8 in. × 3/8 in. × 2 in. (6.7 × 1 × 5.1 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/4 × 1/4 × 1/4 in. (3.2 × 0.6 × 0.6
Marks: 
engraving: on movement casing: "HORIZONTAL ESCAPEMENT/ FOUR/ HOLES JEWELLED/ Hands/ Chs. Wm. Mathey/ Locle" engraving: on inside of back casing: "759"
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with key; foliate engraved gold bezel; geometric design on reverse; oval engraved pendant knob and round bow; glass face; engraved gold dial with glowers about middle; roman numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; second aperture at VI with second hand; engraving on movement casing. Watch key with glass inlaid at top; foliate engraving on key.
Gallery Label: 
This watch belonged to John Schermerhorn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group