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Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Circular clock

1761, with later modifications
John Rogers (about 1724–1815)


Object Place: Newton, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 66 cm (5 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

1973.119

Medium or Technique

Pine, paint, gilding, iron, electrical components

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Clocks

Inscription

Scratched into back of clock face: "[illegible initials] Aug 2 76"
Modern electric works labeled by The Electric Time Company of Natick, Mass.

Signed

Signed in black on the face: "JOHN ROGERS / NEWTON / MADE & GAVE IT / 1761"

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Newton