Inscription: EM (on finial); M (inside hinge strap)
Marking:  B (maker's mark, partly effaced, RB in monogram?);  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  D in pointed shield (date letter for London 1581/2).
Location of marks: - on lower edge of lip band near handle
J. Pierpont Morgan ; J. P. Morgan Jr. (until 1947; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 6, 1947, no. 411); [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. (until 1958; to Irwin Untermyer, June 13, 1958) ] ; Irwin Untermyer (until 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