Deaccessioned February 26, 2015
1761, with later modifications
John Rogers (about 1724–1815)
Object Place: Newton, Massachusetts
Overall: 12.7 x 66 cm (5 x 26 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pine, paint, gilding, iron, electrical components
Scratched into back of clock face: "[illegible initials] Aug 2 76"
Modern electric works labeled by The Electric Time Company of Natick, Mass.
Signed in black on the face: "JOHN ROGERS / NEWTON / MADE & GAVE IT / 1761"
By tradition, given by the maker to the First Church in Newton, Massachusetts, 1761; 1973, given by the church (Accession Date February 14, 1973). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Gift of the First Church in Newton