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Pocket watch and key

Object Number: 
1956.49ab
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions: 
overall: 2 1/2 x 1/4 x 2 in.; b: 1.5 x .5 x .0625 in.
Marks: 
maker's mark: on back of mechanism: "N° 12194/ DETACHED LEVEE/ 15 JEWELS/ Breilling Laederich/ IN LOCLE SUISSE" distributor's mark: on inside of back of casing: "SQUIRE & BROTHER/ NEW YORK/ 12194" goldsmith's mark: on inside of back of casing: illegibl
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with key: glass face; geometric and foliate engraving on bezel, case, knob and spirit bow; white enamel dial with black roman numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; second hand aperture dial above VI; blue and white enamel inscription and foliate design with engraving on movement; two holes for winding; bronze key with two circular loops.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this pocket watch belonged to John Peter Schermerhorn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group