Banjo clock

Creator:
Willard, Aaron, Jr., 1757-1844
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
1808
Physical Description:
45 x 10 1/4 in.
Materials:
Églomisé glass; paint; brass; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: This supreme banjo clock is documented as the work of Aaron Willard by the die-stamp on the brass movement which reads, "A. Willard, Boston 1808"; additionally, the lower églomisé tablet is signed on the reverse, "Willard and Nolen, Washington Street, Boston." The front of the tablet depicts and is inscribed, "Hercules Assisting Atlas in Supporting the Globe," the sides of the case are painted white indicating its original purpose as a bridal clock, the carved and gilded floral side brackets are, to our knowledge, unique. Ex-collection Dexter Spalding; exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; illustrated in Cooper, In Praise of America, p. 23.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 10, p. 2613, pl. P6299. Book: Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650–1830 (New York: Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1980), p. 23.
Variant Titles:
Supreme banjo clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Federal style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
6299
Genre:
banjo clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, September 1990
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:
10992601
PID:
digcoll:1024846