An Important Federal eglomisé presentation patent timepiece with rare thermometer, Lemuel Curtis, Concord, Massachusetts, circa 1815.
This important patent timepiece, which has superb reverse painted glasses, is fitted with a rare thermometer in the throat panel. Thermometers, which added to the cost of the clocks, were found on the finest examples that were appointed with superior glasses and giltwood frames. The dial has Arabic numerals and is signed “Warranted by Lemuel Curtis” The base panel has a blue painted ground with a foliate and blossom border, centering an elaborate polychrome depiction of a naval engagement. The view which depicts an American and British war ship in open battle is titled at the base in gilt block lettering "United States & Macedonian". Height with finial 41 1/2"; Width 10"
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