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Shelf Clock Dial

1991.918 (RS21319)

Description

Of near square form, painted white and decorated with gilt gesso "twisted rope" triangles, enclosing pink and green floral spray in spandrels and a similarly painted floral wreath at the center. The dial is painted with black Arabic numerals.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
gesso
gilding
hardwood
painting (coating)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Clock
dials
Floral
floral patterns
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
hardwood
Hardwood
Painted
painting (coating)
shelf clocks
timepieces
Accession Number
1991.918
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2693

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