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American Decorative Arts
Manufacturer: American Watch Company, American, 1859–1885

Pocket Watch, “William Ellery” Model

1876

18-karat gold, steel, iron, brass, gold-plated brass, hair, carnelian, and ruby

Watch: 3 1/8 × 2 1/4 × 3/4 in. (7.94 × 5.72 × 1.91 cm)
Fob chain: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Gift of Blaine Butler, B.A. 1956, Mus.B. 1958, Mus.M. 1959, in memory of Loomis Havemeyer, B.S. 1910S
2011.182.1
Geography: 
Manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Provenance: 

Loomis Havemeyer (1886-1971), Hartford, then New Haven, Conn.; transferred to the estate of Loomis Havemeyer/Blaine Butler (1934-2015), New Haven, Conn., then Rochester, Ver., 1971; (on loan to Paul Porter, Jr. [1921-2012], New York, then Houston, Tex., ca. 1974-2010); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2011

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.