Mantel clock

Creator:
Dubuc, active ca. 1780-1819
Published/Created:
Paris, France
ca. 1800–1820
Physical Description:
19 x 14 x 5 in.
Materials:
Brass; silver
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Brass mantel clock depicting a standing figure of Washington in a uniform, surmounting the clock is an eagle (symbol of the new republic) perched on a globe and a plaque, reading "E PLURIBUS UNUM"; the silvered clock dial is a rare variation, the inscription below reads "WASHINGTON, First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his Countrymen." Made in France for the American market; the clock is attributed to Dubuc, Paris. Related examples are in the White House, Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums.
Related objects: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/2094?rpp=30&pg=1&ft=dubuc+clock&pos=1 (accessed December 15, 2014).
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1879, pl. P5078.
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YUAG catalogue note: The related mantel clock by Dubuc in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is object 31.41.1.
Variant Titles:
Brass mantel clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Empire style
Furniture--France
Period/Style:
Empire
Federal
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
5078
Genre:
mantel clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1981
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
10976 nc, cab4dw4 misc end tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10992440
OID:
12117004
PID:
digcoll:1024610

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