|Object Name||Watch, Pocket|
Pocket watch, open face; plain, gold, single-case with milled rim, pill box pattern, high, bull's eye glass. White enamel dial; short, heavy Arabic numerals placed radially (unusual) encircled by seconds in small Arabic numerals by fives, also placed radially; face inscribed "NORTON"; copper hands, no seconds.
Movement; French verge; flat brass balance; pierced and carved circular bridge, edge of face plate milled; plain plate inscribed "Norton"; no date or number.
Verge, movement marked Norton. Gold colored case, unmarked. Dial morked Norton.
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
|Notes||James Arthur Collection notes say, "Britten and Abbott both list several 'Nortons,' all about the end of the eighteenth century, and all English; this is a French piece of work of an early date. I should think about 1790, but I do not know how it comes to be ascribed to 'Norton.' D.W.H."|