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Clock Face

1991.910 (RS21320)

Description

A paint and gilt decorated tombstone clock dial with arabic numerals. The face is painted white with a lunette that centers a gray urn and greenery within an oval reserve of gilt beading and gilt foliate scrolls. The face with chapter ring in Arabic numerals are painted in black and conforming numerals at the second hand ring and aperature. Red, green and black rose sprays are hand painted at the spandrels. The face, spandrels and lunette are all intwined with gilt aperature.

Details

Maker
Hoadley, Silas, 1786-1870 (Maker)
Date
1815-1830
Inscriptions
Painted on the face over the second hand aperatture is: S. Hoadley, Plymouth.
Location of origin
Plymouth, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
gesso
gilding
hardwood
painting (coating)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Clock
dials
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
hardwood
Hardwood
Numbers
numerals
Painted
painting (coating)
scrolling foliage
timepieces
Urn
urns
Dimensions
16 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.910
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2685

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