J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881

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J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES Chester Hallmark for 1881

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J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES
Date: Chester Hallmark for 1881
Movement: Gilt 3/4 plate English lever, cut and compensated bi-metallic balance, No.46736
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, black outer 1/5th second divisions, gilt spade hands, blued steel centre seconds
Case: Polished round hinged, plain cartouche to front, start/stop slide at 4, No.46736
Signed: Movement, case stamped JH&Co
Size: 55mm
Accompaniments: Chain

Footnotes

  • "The caretaker hung his thumbs in the loops of his gold watch chain and spoke in a discreet tone to their vacant smiles."

    This 18ct gold hunter case pocket watch and chain is mentioned specifically in James Joyce's Ulysses and was originally owned by John O'Connell, former Superintendent of Prospect Cemetery, Glasnevin, Dublin and real life character in Joyce's masterpiece.

    Provenance: Belonged to John Kileen O'Connell (1844-1925), Superintendent of Glasnevin Cemetery, thence by family descent until sold in Adam's Auctioneers, Dublin in 2011 and purchased by the current owner.

    "Hades", the sixth episode of James Joyce's Ulysses, marks Bloomsday as the day of the funeral. This episode follows Bloom at 11 o'clock in the morning as he travels with the funeral procession from Paddy Dignam's home in Sandymount to Glasnevin cemetery. Dignam had died of a heart attack.

    The cemetery Superintendent or Caretaker as Joyce described him in Ulysses, John O'Connell, a well-known and respected Dublin character, embodies Hades himself. All the mourners pointedly praise the caretaker. For Bloom, O'Connell's marriage echoes Hades abduction of Persephone. Bloom thinks: "Fancy being his wife. Wonder he had the gumption to propose to any girl. Come out and live in the graveyard. Dangle that before her. It might thrill her at first. Courting death." As it happened, O'Connell and his wife Mary Ann lived opposite the entrance to the cemetery in a house called 'Clareville', provided by his employers and they had seventeen children who enjoyed the cemetery as their playground.

    John O'Connell, was described as a 'portly man', who "ambushed among the grasses, raised his hat in homage" as the coffin of the deceased Paddy Dignam passed by on a barrow. The grave diggers touched their caps in response to the Caretaker.

    O'Connell was also described by Mr. Power, attending the funeral in the company of Leopold Bloom, Simon Dedalus, Martin Cunningham and others, as never forgetting a friend and he then proceeded to shake all their hands in silence.

    The Caretaker asked the group if they had heard the story of Mulcahy of the Coombe – "They bent their silk hats in concert and Hynes inclined his ear. The Caretaker hung his thumbs in the loop of his gold watch chain and spoke in a discreet tone to their vacant smiles".

    "They tell the story", he said, "that two drunks came out here one foggy evening to look for the grave of a friend of theirs. They asked for Mulcahy from the Coombe and were told where he was buried. After traipsing about in the fog they found the grave, sure enough. One of the drunks spelt out the name: Terence Mulcahy. The other drunk was blinking up at a statue of our Saviour the widow had got put up". The Caretaker blinked up at one of the sepulchres they passed. He resumed, "And, after blinking up at the sacred figure, not a bloody bit like the man, says he. That's not Mulcahy, says he, whoever done it". Rewarded by smiles he fell back and spoke with Corny Kelleher, accepting the dockets given him, turning them over and scanning them as he walked.

    A tangible item from the pages of one of the most famous books of modern times. Joyce lived in Paris for 20 years, finished Ulysses there 100 years ago in 1921 and famously Sylvia Beach first published the book there in 1922.

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J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. MONTRE DE GOUSSET A CLAPET EN OR JAUNE 18K (750) REMONTOIR A CLEF, DECRITE DANS ULYSSES DE JAMES JOYCE  J. HARGREAVES & CO, LIVERPOOL. OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTEREST, AN 18K GOLD KEY WIND FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH DESCRIBED IN JAMES JOYCES ULYSSES  Chester Hallmark for 1881
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