Tall-case Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1750

GUSN

GUSN-2664

Description

It has a hood with a flat projecting molded cornice over a brass and pewter dial. It is engraved with the maker's name, Roman numerals and decorated with cast metal "Cupid" patterned spandrels. They are enclosed by a door with a thumb molded edge and flanked by giet twisted columns. It is on a waisted case with a two panel thumb molded door with a circular glazed opening raised on a molded base. It is all grain-painted in shades of brown. It has brass works.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tall case clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
graining
pewter (tin alloy)
pine (wood)
tin (metal)
Pine
Brass
Pewter
Painted
Clock
Clock, Tall Case

Inscription

Engraved on the dial is: MADE BY/DAVID BLASDEL/ IN ALMS'BURY/ M:DCC:L .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Blaisdell, David, 1712-1756 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Amesbury, MA, USA

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

81 x 20 3/4 x 10 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.886

Places

Massachusetts (United States)