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Pocket watch, key and box

Object Number: 
Gold, enamel; metal; leather, velvet
Overall (a): 2 1/4 in. × 1/4 in. × 1 1/2 in. (5.7 × 0.6 × 3.8 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/4 × 1/2 × 1/16 in. (3.2 × 1.3
Goldsmith's mark: on inside of back of casing: "FT 2639" handwriting: various illegible light engravings on inside of back of casing maker's mark: on movement plate: "E & J Droz/ from Socle/ N°1203/ RUBI/ CYLINDER ESCAPEMENT/ EIGHT HOLES JEWELL'D."
Pocket watch with key in case; watch with roman numeral hours on dial; hands on main dial missing; aperture and second hand at VI; engraved round knob and bow; flower design and geometric band on back; back hinged to watch, opens to reveal covered movement with two holes for winding; enamel and engraving on back. Key attached at watch with piece of leather; straight cylindrical key with flat round loop at top; hook and loop attached. Octagonal black leather case with flat bottom and concave top; linear border painted in gold around top, sides and bottom, top hinged to bottom and secured by two hooks; the inside of the box is purple velvet, with cut-out mold to hold watch.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Harison and Mr. William Harison
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group