Simon Willard & Son Banjo Clock (Roxbury, Mass.)

Simon Willard and Son antique banjo clock-patent time piece

INVENTORY #15059

Detailed Photographs

A handsome antique patent time piece with stenciled frames, Simon Willard & Son, Roxbury, Mass, dated 1827.

This terrific antique banjo clock features black painted half-round molded frames with gilt oak leaf stencil decoration. The dial of this patent time piece has a ghost signature that reads, "S. Willard & Son". A ghost signature occurs when the original signature deteriorates or oxidizes and is lost, leaving behind a white silhouette or ghost. The majority of antique banjo clocks with stenciled frames were produced in Boston by Simon Willard & Son between 1823-1828. These frames each contain the original handsome patriotic gilt and reverse painted glass tablets. The throat glass has a foliate scroll above an American eagle with flags and trophies of war, all on a white ground. The throat glass has a rare date mark of "1827" inscribed on the back by the artist. The lower glass is decorated with a war frigate flying the American flag within a gilt oval on a white ground.

Dimensions

Height overall: 33 1/2”

PRICING

Price: $22,000.00

Call (781) 828-1650 or E-mail us for questions or pricing on this item. Please reference inventory number 15059.

Go Back Add to Wishlist

RELATED ITEMS

These might also be of interest

Simon Willard Banjo Clock (Roxbury, Mass.)
Simon Willard Banjo Clock (Roxbury, Mass.)
Classical Banjo Box Lyre Clock (Boston, Mass.)
Classical Banjo Box Lyre Clock (Boston, Mass.)
Simon Willard Patent Time Piece (Roxbury, Mass.)
Simon Willard Patent Time Piece (Roxbury, Mass.)
Abiel Chandler Lyre Clock (Concord, NH)
Abiel Chandler Lyre Clock (Concord, NH)
Joseph Dyar Banjo Clock (Concord, Mass.)
Joseph Dyar Banjo Clock (Concord, Mass.)