Clock Face

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2691

Description

The face is painted white, with lunette decorated in gilt and grisaille with a scene of a sea battle over the dial. There are Arabic numerals in black and a second hand dial with conforming numerals. The spandrels are gilt and polychrome stylized with floral sprigs enclosed with "cable-like" gilt gesso beading. It also has a gilt gesso scrolling device below the aperature for hands.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dials
timepieces
gesso
gilding
grisaille
hardwood
painting (coating)
battles
numerals
seascapes
Hardwood
Gesso
Painted
Seascape
Battle
Numbers
Gilded
Grisaille
Clock

Inscription

Painted on the face in the lunette is: The Guerriere Captured by the Constitution. Inscribed on the back is: Gilbert Tucker Margeson, Marine Painter/died May 11 97 yrs old at Rockport/This maybe..?. his picture/which hangs in the naval pep and in Washington.

Associated Person

USS Constitution, 1794 C

Associated Building

Subject USS Constitution,

Maker

Attributed to Margeson, Gilbert Tucker, Mr. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Rockport, MA, USA

Dimensions

16 1/8 x 11 9/10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.916

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Maine (United States)