Lyre Shaped Wall Clock

John Sawin, American, 1801 - 1863



Mahogany, mahogany veneer, glass, brass, string, and sheet metal

Overall: 41 × 11 1/2 × 5 in. (104.1 × 29.2 × 12.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Alice M. Runyon



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Signed, on dial, bottom center: Sawin; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse of face: III; marked, beneath brass ring: III; marked twice, inside lyre shaped front piece: III; inscribed, in graphite, inside back case: III; inscribed, in chalk, on back: PIII

Exhibition History

The Rowell Collection of Clocks, organized by Allan King for exhibition in Fairchild Lobby, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.


Dr. Hugh Grant Rowell; Mrs. Alice Minnerly Runyon, North Tarrytown, New York, 1963; given to present collection, 1989.

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