Banjo Clock with Works by Aaron Willard, Jr.



Made of mahogany, gilt pine, and brass.

 

Provenance:  Phillip and Ann Holzer Collection, New York.

 

Reference: The clock appears in The Philip and Ann Holzer Collection, number 32, page 94. A very similar clock also signed by Aaron Willard, Jr., appears in Petrucelli and Sposato, American Banjo Clocks, figures 122-123, page 93. Note the similar European pastoral scene on the lower glass as well as the identical dial and hands.

 

A reverse image of this scene appears on a clock made by William Grant of Boston, please see figure 2-64 of Philip Zea and Robert Cheney, Clockmaking in New England: 1725-1825, An Interpretation of the Old Sturbridge Village Collection, page 55.



Dealer Bernard & S. Dean Levy
Date: Circa 1815
Origin Boston
Artist/Maker Aaron Willard, Jr.
Measurements Height: 31 3/4 inches; Width: 10 inches; Depth: 3 3/4 inches
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Website http://www.levygalleries.com
Price
Contact Frank Levy, (212) 628-7088 or  bsdlinc@aol.com

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