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Watch and Chain from the Officers' Room on the Viscaya

Object Number: 
1935.34a
Date: 
1880-1898
Medium: 
Brass, iron, porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 2 in. ( 55.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: back of case: "R" painted: face: "...EN....Y"
Description: 
Brass, iron, and porcelain pocket watch; open porcelain face inside brass case with oval loop bail suspended from swivel hook on iron chain; stamped mark on back of case and painted mark on face.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this pocket watch was taken from the officers' room of the Spanish vessel Viscaya during the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward C. Titus
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group