Inscription: (pricked on underside) C S; (in finer pricking on underside) C (twice, once over part of above C)
Marking:  Leopard's head (London assay office mark);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  H in pointed shield (date letter for 1585–86);  IH, two pellets above, a cross below, in shaped shield (maker's mark for John Harryson);  scored over, erased, therefore indecipherable.
Location of marks: - on underside of base and on dome of lid near finial.
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until June 21,1958; sold to Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1958–68; to MMA)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540