Rare and important stenciled lighthouse clock with porcelain dial, made by Simon Willard, Roxbury, Mass. Circa 1822-24. The brass movement with rare original alarm mechanism is housed under a blown glass dome. The clock retains its original black painted surface and gilt stenciling. The tapered column, with gilt capital and base, is decorated with a Greek key border. The lower section is decorated on three sides with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns, all supported by brass ball feet. The porcelain dial is inscribed "Simon / Willard" Height 29 1/4", Width: 8 3/4", Depth 8 1/8"
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