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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1359

Maker

Clockmaker James Wady, died 1759
Casemaker Unknown

Dimensions

93 1/2 20 10 1/2 in. (237.491 50.8 26.67 cm)

Date

1740–55

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut

Marks

"James Wady / NEWPORT," engraved on dial

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, June 26, 1986, lot 150. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Mimika and Edward J. Nusrala, Saint Louis, 1987; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 21, 2006, lot 684

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Edward J. Nusrala
Christie's
Sotheby's
Mimika Nusrala

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Nusrala, sale cat. (January 21, 2006), 69, lot 684, 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): 28–29, fig. 16–17.
Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 47, Part 3 (Summer 1974): 181.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Silver, sale cat. (June 26, 1986), lot 150, ill.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 246, JW-10.