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Clock Face

1991.908 (RS35133)

Description

Painted clock face with Roman and Arabic numerals. It has a floral motif in the corners and a seascape with ships, at full sail, at the top in a half circle. Also at the top is a lighthouse and a man with a spy glass on the left, on a grassy knoll. The face is a creamy white with black numerals. The inscriptions are framed in slightly leafy motif. Small circular design shows that the small hand used to indicate seconds. The corners are decorated in floral design in reds (rosebuds) and greens. There are two holes: 1 large and 1 small for the hands. The back has two cleats and entire surface is painted. Two small wires come from the hand mechanisms and/or hanging protrude. [see photo neg#47528-A]

Details

Maker
Edwards, Abraham, Mr., 1761-1840 (Maker)
Date
1800-1825
Inscriptions
Painted on the face is: A. Edwards/Ashby. On the back on a jelly label in BKL's writing is: Property of/Mrs. B.K. Little/305 Warren Street/Brookline, Mass./02146.
Location of origin
Ashby, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Clock
dials
Floral
floral patterns
Numbers
numerals
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Seascape
seascapes
Ship
ships
timepieces
Dimensions
16.75 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.908
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2683

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