Watch (Pocket watch)

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    J. W. (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1775-1825

  • Materials:

    Brass; Silver; Glass

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1958.1026 A- C


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1958.1026 A- C

Object Name

Watch (Pocket watch)

Category

Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

J. W. (Maker)

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Origin Notes

As per previous cataloguer: Origin of movement Dublin, Ireland. As per previous cataloguer: Probable origin of case London, England.

Date

1775-1825

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Case (A), back cover, interior; Passant gardant lion stamped in horizontal rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base
2. Mark; Case (A), back cover, interior; Crowned leopard's head stamped in a long shield with rounded bottom and flat top with canted corners
3. Mark; Case (A), back cover, interior; Date letter "b" stamped in a vertical rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base (date letter for 1777-8)
4. Mark; Case (A), back cover, interior; "J-W" stamped in a rectangle
5. Mark; Case (A), front cover, interior, rim; Passant gardant lion stamped in horizontal rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base
6. Mark; Case (A), front cover, interior, rim; Date letter "b" stamped in a vertical rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base (date letter for 1777-8)
7. Mark; Case (B), interior; Passant gardant lion stamped in horizontal rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base
8. Mark; Case (B), interior; Crowned leopard's head stamped in a long shield with rounded bottom and flat top with canted corners
9. Mark; Case (B), interior; Date letter "b" stamped in a vertical rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base (date letter for 1777-8)
10. Mark; Case (B), interior; "J-W" stamped in a rectangle
11. Mark; Case (B), hanging stem, front; Passant gardant lion stamped in horizontal rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base
12. Mark; Case (B), hanging stem, front; Date letter "b" stamped in a vertical rectangle with canted upper corners and rounded base (date letter for 1777-8)
13. Signature; Movement backplate; "Christian/ Dublin" engraved
14. Label; Watch paper, obverse; "please give this Watch/ to no one only me/ or my Brother Jas Taylor" handwritten in ink
15. Label; Watch paper, reverse; "N B Jag Hurst has a/ thermeter [sic] of mine and other/ small articles &\c & \cc/ and M\r ApO likewise/ Wm\m Taylor" handwritten in ink

Materials

Brass; Silver; Glass

Techniques

Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

2.17 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

5.5 (Diam)

Object Description

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