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Object Name Watch, Pendant
Catalog Number 0985.07.00077a
Description Pendant watch: Open-face pendant watch. Enameled case with a gold face and ring with Roman numerals and a brass minute hand. The back panel is hinged; upon opening, a maker's mark is stamped in the center (crown surmounting scripted letters, believed "AS" or "AB") and across the bottom with numerals (possibly "1400"). Faintly scratched initials along the upper left edge, possibly "CDW". Crystal intact and all hands present. Faintly scratched numerals along lower right edge, possibly "669". Stem extends from body at 11:30 position.
Owned Princess Charlotte; Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)
Provenance "Watch that belonged to the Princess Charlotte given Miss Winnie Davis."

Miss. No. 10-A "Watch given by Princess Charlotte of England to the 'Daughter of the Confederacy'."

According to the donor (Mrs. Varina Davis), Princess Charlotte of England gave this pendant watch to Winnie Davis when she was in England. However, it is believed that the Princess Charlotte in question was from Prussia, not England.
People Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
Princess Charlotte
Subjects girls
children
gifts