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Repeater Pocket Watch


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Description The inscription engraved inside the cover of this Tiffany and Company pocket watch reads "From your devoted friend Pembroke Jones." Jones was a wealthy Southern merchant and financier who Henry met in Wilmington, North Carolina in the 1890s. The two men became close friends, sharing a common interest in sailing. The case of the watch, made of red gold, is decorated with Henry's initials in white and yellow gold. It would have been worn on a chain like the one threaded through Henry's waistcoat button-hole. In 1922, three years after Jones died, his widow, Sadie, married Henry.
Conservation

The pocket watch was examined and then the case cleaned to remove fingerprints and handling grime before being placed on exhibition with other personal belongings near the portrait of Henry Walters. The watch is a recent acquisition.

Date Description Narrative
10/31/2011Examinationexamined for condition
9/04/2012TreatmentExamined; cleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Pembroke Jones [date and mode of aquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, New York, [date of acquisition unknown] by gift; Jean Edgell [date of acquisition unknown] by gift; Elizabeth Edgell [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2011, by gift.
Inscriptions [Monogram] On outside cover: HW; [Dedication] On interior cover: From your devoted friend Pembroke Jones; [Number] On interior cover: 16463
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walters Edgell, 2011

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Period
ca. 1900
Accession Number
58.523
Measurements
H: 3 x W: 2 1/8 x D: 1/2 in. (7.62 x 5.4 x 1.27 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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