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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.
tall case clocks
pewter (tin alloy)
Clock, Tall Case
Engraved on the dial is: MADE BY/DAVID BLASDEL/ IN ALMS'BURY/ M:DCC:L .
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Blaisdell, David, 1712-1756 (Maker)
Amesbury, MA, USA
81 x 20 3/4 x 10 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little