Clock (Tall clock)

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    Job Townsend (Possible maker)

    James Wady (Clockmaker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1745-1755

  • Materials:

    Walnut; Pine, soft; Tulip poplar; Ash; Brass; Iron; Silverplate on brass; Paint; Maple, soft

  • Museum Object Number:

    1951.0028


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1951.0028

Object Name

Clock (Tall clock)

Category

Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Job Townsend (Possible maker)
1699-1763

James Wady (Clockmaker)-1759

Place of Origin

Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America

Secondary Place of Origin

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1745-1755

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Clock dial, on lunette arch; "James Wady Newport" engraved in script
2. Inscription; Inside door; In pencil on inside surface of door: "July 8 1892/ R Wallace/ Cleaned Jan 6 1868", "Cleaned By Thomas[?] / in the spring of [?] 1848", "Cleaned by [?]". Wall/ May 21 1856", "Cleaned Nov.20 1832/by Barton [?]". "Cleaned by R Wallace Jany 21 1888", "Cleaned May 26th 1904", "Cleaned 4/23/10 [?]"

Materials

Walnut; Pine, soft; Tulip poplar; Ash; Brass; Iron; Silverplate on brass; Paint; Maple, soft

Dimensions (inches)

98.25 (H) , 20.125 (W) , 10.125 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

249.56 (H) , 51.118 (W) , 25.718 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW at feet, OD at feet and cornice, W (cornice) 19.5 in., W (hood) 16.5 in., W (waist) 13.375 in., W (base) 17.625 in., D (hood) 8.5 in., D (waist) 7.375 in.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fennimore, Donald L. 1996 Metalwork in Early America: Copper and Its Alloys from the Winterthur Collection.
Published: cat.197, p.301
[Book] Hohmann, Frank L., et al. 2009 Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks.
Published: cat. 95, pp. 304-305
[Electronic] Yale University Art Gallery. Rhode Island Furniture Archive.
RIF2303
[Book] Allen, Thomas. 2008 A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America.

[Article] Kane, Patricia E., et al. 2016 Rhode Island Furniture, 1650 -- 1830. Antiques and Fine Art. (Autumn 2016): 107 - 117.
Published: p. 116