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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
possibly William Claggett II, died 1755
possibly William Claggett III, ca. 1745?1774

Dimensions

48 40 24 in. (121.92 101.6 60.96 cm)

Date

1750–70

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

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.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 242, WC-33.