Pocket watch and key

Object Number: 
1955.23ab
Date: 
1815-1816
Medium: 
Gold, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3 in. × 9/16 in. × 2 1/8 in. (7.6 × 1.4 × 5.4 cm) Overall (b): 1 5/16 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (3.3 × 1.3 ×
Marks: 
hallmarks: on inside of back of casing: " EK"/ crown over 18 shield/ "6022/ PN" engraving: on movement: 'P. NATHAN/ Liverpool/ N° 6022/ PATENT"
Description: 
Gold pocket watch with key; foliate border and bezel around casing; round foliate pendant knob and bow; glass face; fold dial with rose border and foliate engraving at center; roman numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; second aperture at VI with second hand; hallmarks on casing; engraving on movement; filigree balance cock. Silver watch key with ovoid loop at the top; ring attached to center of key; cylindrical stem.
Gallery Label: 
This pocket watch belonged to Robert L. Livingston (1775-1843).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Cornelia L. Clarkson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group