- Wall Clock
Eagle finial (wings open, head turned to left); circular face with Arabic numbers; convex glass, gilt balls encircle frame; trapazoidal waist inset with thermometer scaled from "Extra Cold" to "Water Boils;" glass cover over thermometer has reverse painted border; pierced brass scrolls terminating with rosettes at either end flank the waist; circular base with carved acanthus pendant and covex glass cover, vignette of an allegorical figure identified as "Commerce" drawn through the ocean by sea horses, accompanied by attendant, putti, a cornucopia, an American flag and eagle, door frame decorated with gilt balls, entire exterior of clock is gilded.
- Curtis, Lemuel
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
wood (plant material)
- Historic New England
- Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
business (commercial function)
New HampshireRockingham (county)Portsmouth
Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
- 46.5 in. x 13.375 in. (H x W)
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Gift of Ralph May
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