A pretty watch stand with the unusual and popular motif of a spaniel in tesserae decoration. This expertise was developed by the 1830s and is highlighted on page 66 of the Austen “Tunbridgeware” reference as perfection of the technique. This plus the probability that Burrows devised tesserae indicates the item to be of the period 1830. However, the smaller panels were also produced by William Upton (see page 74/5). Animals were generally not popular on Tunbridgeware but the exception was dogs, and to a lesser extent, cats. There is a dog so illustrated on page 274. The carcase is made of rosewood. There is a hook support for the watch above a velvet lined compartment and the unit folds flat for travel by lifting and sliding into the main body.