Clock Face

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2685

Description

A paint and gilt decorated tombstone clock dial with arabic numerals. The face is painted white with a lunette that centers a gray urn and greenery within an oval reserve of gilt beading and gilt foliate scrolls. The face with chapter ring in Arabic numerals are painted in black and conforming numerals at the second hand ring and aperature. Red, green and black rose sprays are hand painted at the spandrels. The face, spandrels and lunette are all intwined with gilt aperature.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dials
timepieces
gesso
gilding
hardwood
painting (coating)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
numerals
urns
Hardwood
Gesso
Painted
Urn
Foliate
Numbers
Gilded
Clock

Inscription

Painted on the face over the second hand aperatture is: S. Hoadley, Plymouth.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Hoadley, Silas, 1786-1870 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Plymouth, CT, USA

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

16 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.910

Places

Connecticut (United States)