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Pocket watch

Pocket watch
Pocket watch
Title
Pocket watch
Date 
1730-1790
Medium 
Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1/8 x 2 in. ( 5.4 x 0.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Gold pocket watch with convex crystal facing; white enamel dial with arabic numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; flat circular pendant knob with steel spokes projecting on either side.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles M. Lefferts
Object Number 
1920.10
Marks 
engraving: on movement: "James Chater/ London/ N° 9359" hallmarks: on inside of back of casing: illegible mark/ lion passant "D P"/ leopard's head
Gallery Label 
This watch belonged to Judge Leffert Lefferts (1727-1804) of Brooklyn, who sat at the court martial of Major John André (1750-1780). The donor is his great-great nephew.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group