An 18ct Gold Pocket Watch, Nora Keane RMS TITANIC 35cm(1.5in)diam.

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Lot 5058W
An 18ct Gold Pocket Watch, Nora Keane RMS TITANIC
35cm(1.5in)diam.

Sold for US$ 24,675 inc. premium

The Marine Sale

1 May 2005, 13:00 PDT

San Francisco

A collection of Titanic relics and memorabilia
An 18ct Gold Pocket Watch, Nora Keane RMS TITANIC
by Bowler & Jones, Piccadilly. Gilt face with water damage and rust staining. Inscribed inside the case "To my dearest Nora your visit to Co. Limerick warmed my heart. God bless and be with you on your return to Pennsylvania 11.4.12 Loving Mother" 35cm(1.5in)diam.

Footnotes

  • Miss Nora Keane was born in 1866 and was from Castle Connell in County Limerick. She had emigrated to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with her brothers and sisters and ran a shop with her brother. Nora had returned to Ireland for a four month visit to her mother and decided to return on the maiden voyage of RMS TITANIC, boarding at Queenstown as a 2nd Class passenger sharing cabin E101 with Edwin Trout and Susan Webber. She was rescued in lifeboat No.10. The watch was with her at the time, but suffered from water damage when the lifeboat passed under the ship's pump discharge.
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