Pocket watch with key, piece of lace and textile

Object Number: 
INV.12401a-e
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Gold, glass, enamel; silver; lace; textile; paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3 1/4 in. × 5/8 in. × 2 1/4 in. (8.3 × 1.6 × 5.7 cm) Overall (b): 5/8 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (1.6 × 1.3 ×
Marks: 
engraving: cypher on reverse of case: "SWK" hallmarks: on inside of back casing: " WW"/ leopard's head crown with 18 underneath "U"/ K hallmarks: on inside of movement casing: crown 18/ "WW" engraving: on movement: "THOS MILLS & SONS/ London/ N° 1088
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with silver key, piece of lace, textile with Benjamin Franklin and two watch papers; 18 carat gold watch has flat oval pendant knob with round bow; glass face; white enamel dial with black roman numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; second aperture at VI with second hand and arabic numeral second markings; cypher "SWK" on the reverse of case; hallmarks on inside of case; engraved movement, balance cock and foot. Silver watch key with round loop by which it is attached to a chain to the bow of the watch; second ring at the center of the key and cylindrical stem. Lace circle found in bottom of casing with watch papers; has star in the middle and writing patterned into stitching. Silk roundel with portrait of Benjamin Franklin and writing along perimeter. Green watch paper and calendar watch paper.
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Creative: Tronvig Group