03-17-2009 03-17-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2448 Boston
March 17, 2009 10:00 AMCalender
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18kt Gold Minute Repeating Open Face Pocket Watch, Bigelow Kennard & Co., of Boston

$4,859$4,100
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2448 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 17, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

18kt Gold Minute Repeating Open Face Pocket Watch, Bigelow Kennard & Co., of Boston Interest, the white enamel dial with Arabic numeral indicators, subsidiary seconds dial, within plain polished case no. 88508 117, enclosing slide-activated jeweled movement no. 11676, suspended from a 14kt gold baton-link chain, 42 mm, signed, in original fitted brass-bound Boston jeweler's box, (cuvette and verso engraved).

Note: Given by Mayor Curley to his son, the Reverend Francis X. Curley, S.J, in 1955. According to Rev. William Russel, "if the honorable James Michael was a legend, so was his youngest son, . . . as Irish as the shamrocks on the shutters of the Curley mansion on the Jamaicaway."
Proceeds to benefit the James Woods Scholarship Fund at Boston College, College of Advancing Studies.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Bigelow
runs and winds
chain approx. 9.5 dwt without the gilt cross fob
Reverse with Francis Curley''s monogram.
Box with scratches and veneer cracks but iverall nice condition
slight scratches to case
case is engraved in cursive

Keywords

Bigelow Kennard & Co., original fitted brass-bound Boston jeweler , Curley, Mayor , James Michael, William Russel, Curley mansion, College of Advancing Studies, Boston College, James Woods Scholarship Fund