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From: Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and his Clockmaking Family," A Supplement to the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 11 (Summer 1976): 19, fig. 8
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5370

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett II, died 1755
Clockmaker William Claggett III, born about 1745; dead by 1774

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Silvered and painted brass; japanned wood case

Marks

"Wm Claggett / Newport," engraved on brass plaque, center of dial

Inscriptions

"S. Drowne Esq. 1760" inscribed on inside of waist door

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Stephen Hopkins (1707–1785), Providence, Rhode Island; Solomon Drowne, Providence and Foster, Rhode Island

Associated names

Stephen Hopkins
Solomon Drowne

Bibliography

Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 47, Part 3 (Summer 1974): 173, 175, 180, ill.
Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Supplement to the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 11 (Summer 1976): 17, 19, fig. 8.