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Clock Face

1991.912 (RS20777)

Description

Painted black clock face on a cream background with gilded decorative scrollwork and symmetrical decoration around the numerals. It shows an eagle motif on the half circle top. The Roman numerals have a gilded scalloped edge accented by tiny raised dots. There are small dials in the center for the seconds and days of the month, as well as, three holes in the face for hand movement. It has a raised gilded decoration in four corners and continues onto the half circle top. The eagle uptop has a yellow banner in its beak and under the bird are three tiny red houses painted on a green grassy knoll. There are two sunburst gilded and black decorations on the face along with marks on the back that suggest an error in the making. Two cleats are routed onto the unpainted back. [see photo neg#47587-A]

Details

Maker
Hoadley, Silas, 1786-1870 (Maker)
Date
1800-1825
Inscriptions
Painted in black script in the eagle's banner is: E Pluribus Unum. Painted on the front is: S. Hoadley, Plymouth. On the back in pencil is: 200 01/200 01 .
Location of origin
Plymouth, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Clock
dials
Eagle
Gilded
gilding
House
houses
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
timepieces
Dimensions
16 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.912
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2687

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