Luman Watson Portico Shelf Clock, Cincinnati, Ohio, c. 1830, mahogany portico-form case with Arabic numeral painted iron dial, turned bezel which opens by pulling forward and rotating a half turn, cylindrical lead weights fall through the gilt tin columns flanking the looking glass at the back, lower banded mahogany door opens to the backboard with partial printed maker's label, two rear fitted doors for movement access and removable top for access to the compound pulleys, thirty-hour wood movement with countwheel strike and regulated by a rear-hung pendulum rod and cut glass bob, ht. 28 1/2 in.
Provenance: Former NAWCC President, Douglas Cowan; Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Exhibitions: 2013 NAWCC National Convention, Dayton, Ohio.
Case refinished, original weights, pendulum bob and hands, dial undisturbed, significant losses to printed maker's label.
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