Charlie Russell / Will Rogers Gold Pocket Watch

Elgin 14K gold presentation pocket watch, circa 1897, given to Charlie Russell by his friend, Will Rogers in 1919. Engraved with a floral pattern on the front and back, with exceptional scroll engraving, it is inscribed on the verso: “TO C.M. “KID RUSSELL” / FROM WILL ROGERS. / 1919”. In working order. Serial # 6625589 by Elgin Natl. Watch Co. 

PROVENANCE: Included in the lot is a notarized letter of “Chain of Ownership,” and a page from a previous auction catalog entry. 

Lot 307, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017
Sold $10,030