SOLD! for $2,160.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
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- Low Estimate: $400.00
- High Estimate: $600.00
- Realized: $2,160.00
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Civil War era pocketwatch, open face with enameled Roman numerals and gilt hands, marked on dial "John Kitts & Co. Louisville KY" (mark used 1857-1864, ref. Boultinghouse, p. 180) on dial, gilt hands, decorative engraved back cover. Inside back cover marked Warranted Coin Silver. 2 1/4" dia. Note: While many silversmiths and watchmakers advertised their services in Kentucky, few watches marked by Kentucky silversmiths dating from the antebellum era have surfaced on the market. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Glass cover has some scratches, hairline to seconds dial, small area of damage to hinge. Not running at time of inspection. Key found with watch may not fit it.