Washington Clock with Relief of Cornwallis Resigning his Sword to Washington

French

FAPG 19641D

before 1819

Washington Clock with Relief of Cornwallis Resigning his Sword to Washington, before 1819
Case: French, for the American market, before 1819
Works: Jean-Baptiste Dubuc (active 1790–1819)
Probably retailed by Isidore Grenot
Ormolu and patinated bronze, with enameled dial and clock works
19 13/16 in. high, 7 3/4 wide, 4 7/8 in. deep
Inscribed (on the dial): Isidore / Grenot / Edidit / N-31; (in black, on the back of the enameled dial): 1252 / DUB—; (in red, on the back of the dial): 125 [2] / Isid[ore] / Greno t / Ed / [illeg.]; (with engraving, on the plinth below the bust of Washington): First in War, First in peace, / and/ First in the hearts of his Countrymen; (below the Cornwallis scene): CORNWALLIS RESIGNING HIS SWORD TO WASHINGTON; (on a banner, across a shield over the eagle’s chest): E PLURIBUS UNUM

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Washington Clock with Relief of Cornwallis Resigning his Sword to Washington, before 1819
Case: French, for the American market, before 1819
Works: Jean-Baptiste Dubuc (active 1790–1819)
Probably retailed by Isidore Grenot
Ormolu and patinated bronze, with enameled dial and clock works
19 13/16 in. high, 7 3/4 wide, 4 7/8 in. deep
Inscribed (on the dial): Isidore / Grenot / Edidit / N-31; (in black, on the back of the enameled dial): 1252 / DUB—; (in red, on the back of the dial): 125 [2] / Isid[ore] / Greno t / Ed / [illeg.]; (with engraving, on the plinth below the bust of Washington): First in War, First in peace, / and/ First in the hearts of his Countrymen; (below the Cornwallis scene): CORNWALLIS RESIGNING HIS SWORD TO WASHINGTON; (on a banner, across a shield over the eagle’s chest): E PLURIBUS UNUM

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