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Inscription: "Isaac Johnson fecit 1731;" is engraved in script at the top of the section of the dial bearing the roman numerals. Also engraved in script on the dial, above what would have been the top of the gnomon, is a rectangular reserve with "Begon' about/ your Business" above "New York"
Said to have been "found in a tavern in the Mohawk valley;" private collector; Christie's "Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts," New York, June 21, 1995, lot 178; Leigh Keno
Main Building 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028 | 212-535-7710 (TTY: 212-650-2921)
The Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040 | 212-923-3700 (TTY: 212-570-3828)