Pocket watch and case

Object Number: 
1950.280ab
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions: 
a: 2 1/2 x 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.; b: 1 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
Marks: 
engraving: on back of movement casing: "JUELS GINDRAUX/ Locle/ N° 7097" engraving: on inside of back case: " 14K/ A/ 7097" engraving: on inside of front case: "14K/ A/ 9 7" maker's mark: painted onto enamel dial: "J. Gindraux/ Locle"
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with enameled portrait and engraving on front of case; portrait of a woman enameled on front in an oval bordered by black enamel designs; red enamel in back with same black enamel border; oval pendant knob with oval bow; inscription and engraved belt on back of movement casing; white enamel dial with black roman numeral hours and minute markings; second aperture with second hand at VI; hour and minute hands; maker's inscription on dial. Wood case with inlaid borders; latch on front; hinged at back; velvet interior with cut-out mold for watch.
Gallery Label: 
This watch belonged to the donor's great-grandmother, Gertrude Henkimer Eacker, daughter of Captain George Herkimer and Alide Schuyler Herkimer and cousin of General Philip Schuyler.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George Edmund MacIlwain
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group