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Tall Clock

Maker:
Joseph Ward (active ca. 1740–60)
Date:
1730–40
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Japanned white pine
Dimensions:
84 3/4 x 20 x 10 in. (215.3 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Virginia L-S Cowles, Diane L-S Hewat, and Marne L-S Hornblower Gifts, in memory of their sister, Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber, 1986
Accession Number:
1985.341
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717
The door of this rare japanned tall-case clock is remarkably well preserved. Its decoration, consisting of flowers, animals, and people situated in Far Eastern buildings and landscapes, is especially refined. The top and feet are modern replacements.
Inscription: engraved on dial: Ward
Henry Francis du Pont; Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum until ca. 1956; Harry Arons Antiques, Bridgeport, Connecticut, after 1956; Anthony Sposato, White Plains, New York, by 1985; sale, Richard A. Bourne, Hyannis, Massachusetts, 29 Oct. 1985, lot 60
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