Banjo Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1810-1835

GUSN

GUSN-253548

Description

Gilded and turned spear-like finial. White enameled face with roman numerals and partially intact inscription "Simon Willard / Boston" above and another partially legible inscription "No. 4(1?)22". Throat and pendulum box edges stenciled with gilt leaf garland with stripe behind and eight point star on corner blocks. Throat with brass sidearms has reverse painted glass panel with cream border and center design of gilt urn with elongated floral branch stemming upwards. Blue surround and lozenge at bottom inscribed "PATENT" in gold leaf. Blue is bordered by gilt garlanded columns with scrollwork surrounding lozenge at bottom. Pendulum box has glass panel painted in same manner, except center has plain oval to view pendulum with gilt grapevine and floral motif encircling. Bracket has enlarged gilt leaf stencil with acorn drop.

Details

Descriptive Terms

banjo clocks
pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
glass (material)
brass (alloy)
Clock

Inscription

Simon Willard / Boston / No. 4(1?)22
E.H Fairbanks / Watchmaker and Jeweller / Jamaica Plain / Nov. (18)78 (paper label inside clock, hand dated)
Mrs. Asa Eldridge, Chester Sq Oct 17 1868 (inscribed)
Old, BEHF Oct. 5, 1880 No 1528
19 (stamped)

Associated Building

Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

35.1981
32.1934

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

42 x 10 5/8 x 3 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Guido R. Perera

Accession Number

1999.240

Places

Massachusetts (United States)