Lady's watch with clasp in case

Object Number: 
1940.86ab
Date: 
ca. 1882
Medium: 
Silver, plated silver, enamel, glass; leather, wood, velvet, satin
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, watch): 2 1/8 in. × 1/4 in. × 1 3/8 in. (5.4 × 0.6 × 3.5 cm) Part (a, clasp): 4 7/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in.
Marks: 
written: on note found with object: "Isabelle Roelker/from her father/Sepct. 1882-/first watch"
Description: 
Silver pocket watch with geometric design on black background on casing; circular glass face on casing; glass dial facing, covering white enamel dial; black roman numeral hours with arabic numeral minute markings; hour and minute hands; winding pendant knob with round bow. Bimetallic clasp attached to bow; clasp has foliate links with long flat attachement at the back. Black leather and wood case with bold border; hinges and latch broken; black velvet interior with cut out to hold watch; red satin on the interior as well.
Gallery Label: 
Isabella Roelker received this as her first watch from her father in 1882. She was 12 years old.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Anna Roelker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group