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Object ID # 1957.005.001
Object Name Holder, Watch
Title Watch Pocket
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date pre-1929
Artist Unknown
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Ont.?
Description Embroidered silk pocket watch holder. This holder is made of ecru-coloured silk. The holders is shaped almost like the "sole" of a shoe, with the top area a bit narrower than the lower area that has a pouch for the watch. The pouch area is approx. 7 cm long and has a pointed-in-the-middle top edge. The pouch is decorated with a needlepointed floral design in coloured embroidery thread. The top portion also has a needlepointed floral design. The perimeter of the holder is decorated with an ecru-coloured chenille or fake fur trim? There is a binding tape around the outside edges. There seems to be cardboard on the inside, which provides the stiffness. The back of the holder has an ecru silk covering.
Provenance According to the previous owner, Katharine Buchan, this watch holder was hung up over the bed, and held her father's pocket watch at night. Her father was Dr. Humphrey Buchan, F.R.C.S., of Toronto and Owen Sound [c. 1919]. Dr. Buchan died sometime before 1929.
Miss Buchan resided at "Buchan Manor", a fine residence situated along Poulett St. (2nd Ave. East) at the southern end of Owen Sound, Ontario. She passed away on Feb. 20, 1978, age 97.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Silk/Cardboard/Embroidery Thread
Dimensions W-9 L-18.2 D-0.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Buchan, Katharine
Buchan, Dr. Humphrey
Function A decorative holder in which to store a man's pocket watch at night.