Pocket watch

Object Number: 
1886.4
Date: 
1770-1810
Medium: 
Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 0.6 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraving: on inside of back of watch casing: "K 18/ HRI/ 15780" engraving: on movement: "A / R"
Description: 
Gold watch with cylindrical pendant stem, flat pendant knob and stirrup bow; glass face; white enamel dial with arabic numeral hours and minutes; steel moon hour and minute hands; hallmarks on inside of back casing; filigree balance cock.
Gallery Label: 
This watch belonged to John Laurance (1750-1810), who served as judge advocate general on General George Washington's staff from 1777 to 1782.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John L. and George C. McWhorter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group