John Bailey Jr. Dwarf Clock (Hanover, Mass.)

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John Bailey animated dwarf clock


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A rare and highly important animated antique dwarf clock, by John Bailey Jr., Hanover, Massachusetts, circa 1815.

This highly important antique clock is an early example of the rare diminutive “dwarf” clocks produced in the Southeastern Massachusetts area. The bulk of early American dwarf clocks were produced in Plymouth county by the influential Bailey family of clockmakers or by the apprentices they trained. This sophisticated early case is fashioned after a full size Hepplewhite case and is fitted with an exceedingly rare animated rider on horseback. Only two other examples of an animated antique dwarf clock are known. The combination of the very rare dwarf clock form, an animated movement, outstanding condition and first rate pedigree from the Barbour collection, truly distinguish this clock as a superlative example.


Height including center finial: 49 ½”, Width at hood: 12 ¼”, Depth at hood: 5”



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