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Pocket watch and key

Object Number: 
INV.12418ab
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3 1/2 in. × 5/16 in. × 2 1/4 in. (8.9 × 0.8 × 5.7 cm) Overall (b): 1 5/16 × 3/16 × 1/8 in. (3.3 × 0
Marks: 
maker's marks: on inside of back casing: "P. KIDDLE/ 1851" and eagle with 18 underneath within an octagon at the center writing: on dial: "P.KIDDLE/ NEW YORK/ EIGHT DAYS"
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with silver key; lightly incised geometric design on casing; round pendant knob and bow; glass face; white enamel dial with black roman numeral hours and arabic numeral minutes; hour and minute hands; inscription on dial; markings on inside of both front and back of casing. Silver watch key with ovoid loop at the top; ring attached at center of key; cylindrical stem to key.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group