Pocket watch

Object Number: 
1920.10
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 )
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
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles M. Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group