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Pocket watch, chain and key

Pocket watch, chain and key
Pocket watch, chain and key
Title
Pocket watch, chain and key
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Silver, glass, enamel; textile; brass
Dimensions 
a: 3 1/2 x 1/2 x 3 11/16 in. ( 8.9 x 1.3 x 9.4 cm ) b: 44 x 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 111.8 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm ) c: 1/4 x 1/16
Description 
Silver pocket watch with chain and key; round pocket watch with silver bezel and glass face; flat oval pendant knob with stirrup bow; white enamel dial with arabic numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; foliate filigree balancd cock and engraved regulator; maker's marks on inside of back casing. Brown textile linked chain tied to bow of watch with knot at the end. Rectangular brass watch key with molded design of crowned eagle and weapons and armor on reverse.
Object Number 
INV.12420a-c
Marks 
engraving: "F.P./ 1456"
Gallery Label 
This watch belonged to George C. Ramage, brother of the artist, John Ramage (1748-1802).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group