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Object Name: Pocket watch
Date: 1868-1900
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Medium: Gold, glass, ceramic
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 2 x 5/8 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm )
Place made: Europe, Germany, Dresden
Description: Gold pocket watch with double-cover closed face case, with knob and ring stirrup at the top; front cover is monogrammed "CWH", white ceramic watch face has black enamel arabic numeral hour and minute markings, with separate second time keeper at the bottom center; reverse cover opens to reveal a interior cover protecting the crystal over the works.
Object Number: INV.14560a
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Marks: engraved: on the front cover: "CWH" superimposed printed: on the watch face: "A. LANGE & SONS/ GLASHUTTE/ N DRESDEN" stamped: on the interiors of the font and back covers: "C. W. S." in a cartouche, "K/ 18" in an arch

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Adolph Lange established the Saxon precision watchmaking industry in Glasshütte near Dresden in 1845. The business became A. Lange & Söhne in 1868 when Adoph's sons took over the firm.