Pocket watch

Object Number: 
1922.8a-f
Date: 
1701-1702
Medium: 
Silver; paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 2 1/2 in. × 1 in. × 1 3/4 in. (6.4 × 2.5 × 4.4 cm) Overall (b): 2 1/4 in. × 3/4 in. × 2 in. (5.7 ×
Marks: 
engraving: on back of watch casing: "Rev. John Bartow/ 1st Missionary to the/ Province of New York, 1702-1725" maker's mark: on inside of back of casing: "I.W." engraving: on movement: "Cha. Gretton 1351/ London" hallmarks: on inside of watch casing:
Description: 
Silver pocket watch in silver casing with watch papers; silver casing with engraving on reverse side and circular opening on the front to view dial; clasp to open case; watch papers on the bottom of casing. Silver watch with silver dial; roman numeral hours; arabic numeral minute markings; hour and minute hands; foliate filigree balance cock, foot and movement casing; circular pendant knob with stirrup bow.
Gallery Label: 
This watch was owned by and brought to New York by the Rev. John Bartow, A.M., a missionary sent from England by the Propagation Society to the Province of New York (1702-1725). The watch was later given by Clarina Bartow to her grandsom, William A. Duncan, who gave it to his daughter, Frances Jane Duncan, the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Frances Jane Duncan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group