January's Object - Paul Morphy Enamel Watch Face

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  1. Noel Poirier

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    Watch Face, 1859, American Waltham Watch Company. Round double-sunk enamel watch face imprinted on front, ”Made for Paul Morphy by the American Watch Company.” Hours marked by chess pieces, half of which are black, the other half in red. Designed by John Webb, Jr. and designer’s signature, ”Webb” is hand printed on reverse.

    For more information on the significance of Paul Morphy, visit the World Chess Hall of Fame website: http://www.worldchesshof.org/hall-of-fame/us-chess/paul-charles-morphy/

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