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

Pocket Watch, “William Ellery” Model

1876

18-carat 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, New Haven, Conn., possibly given to him by his sister Julia Loomis Havemeyer, Hartford, Conn., by 1971; transferred to the estate of Loomis Havemeyer, 1971; purchased by Blaine Butler, New Haven, Conn., then Rochester, Ver., 1971-2011 (on loan to Paul Porter, New York then Houston, Tex., ca. 1974-2010)

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.