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Object Name: Pocket watch
Date: 1860-1900
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Medium: Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 5/16 x 2 in. ( 7 x 0.8 x 5.1 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, Liverpool
Description: Gold pocket watch in pouch; foliate engraving on casing of watch; cross on center of front and monogram on scroll on reverse of case; oval pendant knob and round bow; glass face; white enamel dial with black roman numeral hours and minute markings; hour and minute hands; second aperture at VI with Arabic numeral second markings; daguerreotype of man's bust below XII; engraved balance cock and foot on movement.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Object Number: 1939.487
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Marks: engraving: on back of case: "AVHE" engraving: on movement: "R. HESS & C°/ LIVERPOOL/ 15 South John St./ 58837" goldsmith's marks: on inside of front and back of casing: " B & M / 58837"

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This watch was given to Augustus Van Horne Ellis' uncle Augustus Van Horne Ellis for the rescue of a family in southern California.