Wall Clock with Guitar-shaped Case

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1825-1850

GUSN

GUSN-3220

Description

The case has a guitar-like shape; on a red background are applied stylized swags and a design of a potted tree and various crescent and circular devices; there is a hinged cover of the clockface; the clockface is tombstone-shaped and painted white with gilt and red flourishes at the spandrels and crest; black arabic numerals; the weights and the pendulum hang through a hole in the base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall clocks
timepieces
birch (wood)
metal
painting (coating)
Birch
Unidentified Metal
Painted
Clock, Wall

Inscription

Branded on the inside of the case is ""3 x 5-""IISNS."" On a paper label on the inside of the case is the number ""320.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

27 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1003