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Object Name Clock, Shelf
Catalog Number 2000.21.190
Collection Timepiece
Date 1828
Description A carved column and splat shelf clock with a carved splat of two griffins facing a flower. Flowering leafy vies grace the columns which end with hairy paw feet. The cream dial has gold numerals and floral decorations. The reverse painted glass features a large white house or series of houses with two trees in the foreground. An ivory diamond inset surrounds the key hole.

Movement is a Leavenworth-type 30-hour wood, similar to type 2A1.3 except that the count wheel retainer wire is at 7:00 rather than 6:00. (See Snowden Taylor "Characteristics of Standard Terry-Type 30-Hour Wooden Movements", Bulletin No. 208, p 516 and Table II). The uprights and the backboard of the case have been altered to accept this movement, which is not original to the case. The dial has plugged holes for winding arbors of a different type movement.
Maker Bishop and Bradley
Material wood, glass, brass, ivory
Place of Origin Plymouth, Connecticut, USA
Notes This clock listed as 184 on Certificate of Gift for 11-24-2000, and as 190 on Certificate of Gift for 10-26-2002 and on original list of loan items.