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Signed for Sawin and Dyar, Boston, Massachusetts, 1822-1828, mahogany and pine. Brass side arms and reverse-painted tablets, including a lady harpist in the lower glass. Imperfections. 32 3/4″h.

John Sawin (1801-1863) worked with either George, John, or Joseph Dyar (also Dyer) and made lyre and banjo clocks at 33 Market Street from 1822 until financial problems caused the dissolution of the partnership in 1828.

Condition report

Condition: Old, but not original gilt, losses to the dial (enamel original), reverse-painted tablets replaced, finial replaced, other minor defects. Retains weight, pendulum, and later key.Repairs to hinge on the glass face door and one of the brass side arms are detached.

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