Clock Face

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2687

Description

Painted black clock face on a cream background with gilded decorative scrollwork and symmetrical decoration around the numerals. It shows an eagle motif on the half circle top. The Roman numerals have a gilded scalloped edge accented by tiny raised dots. There are small dials in the center for the seconds and days of the month, as well as, three holes in the face for hand movement. It has a raised gilded decoration in four corners and continues onto the half circle top. The eagle uptop has a yellow banner in its beak and under the bird are three tiny red houses painted on a green grassy knoll. There are two sunburst gilded and black decorations on the face along with marks on the back that suggest an error in the making. Two cleats are routed onto the unpainted back. [see photo neg#47587-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

dials
timepieces
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
houses
Pine
Painted
Gilded
Eagle
House
Clock

Inscription

Painted in black script in the eagle's banner is: E Pluribus Unum. Painted on the front is: S. Hoadley, Plymouth. On the back in pencil is: 200 01/200 01 .

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

1991.912

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