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Banjo clock


Object number

RIF3407

Maker

Maker Walter H. Durfee, 1857?1939
Maker D. J. Steele

Dimensions

Height: 45 1/2 in. (115.57 cm) Diameter, white dial: 8 in. (20.32 cm)

Date

1880–1900

Current location

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Marks

WALTER H. DURFEE CO. / PROVIDENCE," in paint, on dial; "D. J. Steele," in paint, on throat glass

Inscriptions

"Perry's Victory," in paint, on tablet with an American eagle over battling ships and the motto "We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours"

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Eldred's Auctioneers and Appraisers, East Dennis, Massachusetts, 2009. The Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, by 2019

Associated names

Eldred's

Bibliography

"Feature," Maine Antique Digest (October 2007): 7–E, ill.
Eldred's, "Americana, Paintings and Sporting Items: August 1, 2007–August 3, 2007," http://www.eldreds.com/sales (accessed August 29, 2009).
Stanley Weiss and Brock Jobe, Fine American Antiques in the Stanley Weiss Collection (Providence, R.I.: The Stanley Weiss Collection, 2019), 33, sw00829, ill.