Banjo clock

Creator:
Nolen, Spencer, 1784-1849
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (attributed), or Taber, Elnathan, 1768-1854 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1815–1825
Physical Description:
43 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 4 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; églomisé glass; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Mahogany and gilt presentation banjo clock, the original églomisé glass panels are in crimson red, gilt and green with white backgrounds, the bottom glass inscribed "PATENT" and signed by the artist "Nolen" in the reverse; the glasses are framed with spiral gilt borders and the clock retains the original magnificent carved and gilded eagle, the brass works have a T-bridge escapement, a practice followed by few others than Simon Willard and Elnathan Taber. Only a few tablets signed by the artist Spencer Nolen exist; Nolen was a brother-in-law of Aaron Willard and his partner from about 1805–1809. This clock descended in the Fosdick family of Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts. A pair of portraits painted by James Frothingham from the same source, Joann Fosdick and Mr. Fosdick, are shown on the opposite page; in all likelihood they were the original owners.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, pp. 1652–1653, pl. P4801.
Variant Titles:
Mahogany and gilt presentation banjo clock
Topics:
Banjo clocks -- Federal style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4801
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, 1979
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2dr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10955881
OID:
11832832
PID:
digcoll:847144

Number of Pages: 3
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