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Banjo clock


Object number

RIF6587

Maker

Clockmaker Job B. Wilbour
Clockmaker David Williams, 1769?1823

Dimensions

33 in. (83.8 cm)

Date

probably 1823

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"J. B. Wilbour.," painted, on dial below center arbor; "D. WILLIAMS," painted, on throat glass

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Willis Henry Auctions, Dedham, Massachusetts, February 21, 2004. Delaney Antique Clocks, West Townsend, Massachusetts; sold to a Florida collector; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 17 and 20, 2019, lot 1710 (unsold)

Associated names

Willis Henry Auctions, Inc.
Delaney Antique Clocks
Sotheby's

Construction

Examined by P.E. Kane, January 20, 2019.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 17 and 20, 2019), 328, lot 1710, ill.