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Banjo clock


Object number

RIF1481

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker David Williams, 1769 - 1823

Dimensions

Height: 106.68 cm (42 in.)

Date

1815–1820

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Gilded wood

Marks

"David Williams, Newport," in paint, on dial

Inscriptions

"The Constitution's Escape," in paint, on lower glass panel below scene of encounter

Style

Federal

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1960; Bertram D. Coleman (1919–1976) and his wife, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, by 1965; consigned by their estate to Christie's, New York, January 16, 1998, lot 267

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Bertram D. Coleman
Christie's

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 1, p. 93, no. 282, ill.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 77, no. 1 (January 1960): 40.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 126–127, no. 82, ill.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram D. Coleman, sale cat. (January 16, 1998), 107, lot 267, ill.