Banjo Wall Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-55871

Description

Banjo clock with acorn finial; round clock face with Roman numerals. Shaft contains eglomise panel done in gold, red and green on canary yellow background with word "PATENT" at bottom. Rectangular base with rope beading has eglomise panel of cartouche surmounted by eagle bearing arrows with "WILLARD PATENT" at bottom. Shaft is flanked by pierced, shaped, brass brackets. Original decorated glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
metal
wood (plant material)
Clock
Clock, Wall
Clock, Wall

Maker

Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Maker)

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

33 1/4 x 10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Harriet Buckingham

Accession Number

1948.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)