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Pocket watch with chain and bag

Object Number: 
1941.693a-c
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Copper, bronze, enamel; leather
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3 1/4 in. × 3/4 in. × 2 1/4 in. (8.3 × 1.9 × 5.7 cm) Overall (b): 5 3/4 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (14.6 × 1.3
Marks: 
Maker's mark: on movement "C H../ De Luze" regulator markings: on aperture on movement: "avance/ retard"
Description: 
Copper pocket watch with chain attached; white enamel dial with roman numeral hours and minute markings; quarter hours marked in arabic numerals; hour and minute hands; hole to wind on dial; unornamented copper casing; round post attached to flat pivot and stirrup bow. Copper chain attached to bow: hook screwed to clasp and loop, attaching series of 5 rings and 5 rectangular locks. Yellow leather bag found in box, but not fitted to watch.
Gallery Label: 
The watch, chain and seal found in this box belonged to Baron Charles Henri de Luze of Morges, Switzerland, father of Louis Philippe de Luze, the first consul to the U.S.A. from Switzerland.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lucille de Luze Foley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group