Pocket watch and key

Object Number: 
1948.133ab
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Gold, glass, enamel, textile.
Dimensions: 
Overall (watch): 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (0.5 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm) Part (ribbon): 10 1/2 x 5/16 in. (26.7 x 0.8 cm) Part (
Marks: 
engraving: on back of movement casing: "Vacheron & Constantin/ GENEVA/ Hands/ CYLINDER ESCAPEMENT/ N° 48797/ FOUR HOLES JEWELLED" engraving: on inside of back case: "48797"
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with key and black ribbon; elaborate foliate engraving on gold bezel, back of casing, oval pendant knob and bow; glass face; gold dial with foliate engraving in circle and second aperture with second hand at VI; black roman numeral hours; steel moon hour and minute hands; engraving on movement casing. Black ribbon tied through bow, with silver key attached; key has ovoid loop at top, round ring attached and cylindrical bottom.
Gallery Label: 
This watch belonged to the donor's aunt, Rhetta Lewis.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. F. Maurice Newton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group