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From: Elisha C. Durfee, "The Newport Banjo Clock," Antiques, vol. 40, no. 1 (July 1942): 34, fig. 1
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Banjo clock


Object number

RIF5451

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker David Williams, 1769 - 1823

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1815–1835

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (case); iron (painted dial); eglomise (door panel); brass (bezel, works, side brasses)

Marks

"D. Williams," painted, on dial

Inscriptions

"Feb 8 / 1870," inscribed, inside lower case

Style

Federal

Provenance

Grant Pierce, 1941

Associated names

Grant Pierce

Bibliography

Elisha C. Durfee, "The Newport Banjo Clock," Antiques 40, no. 1 (July 1941): 34–35, fig. 1–4.