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Case by: Joost Thooft & Labouchere for De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft) (active Delft, The Netherlands, after 1880)

Works by: Maker unknown (France)

Retailer: Gilman, Collamore & Co. (active New York, New York, established 1861)

Date: Late 19th century
Medium: Blue and white Delftware
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/2in. (41.9cm)
Markings: On face: 'Gilman Collamore & Co. / New York' On clock works: '6059/ 37/ MADE IN FRANCE' On underside (impressed): ' [inverted triangle] J T & L / 79' On underside (inscribed underglaze in blue): [urn] / JT (intertwined) / Delft / 1000. / N.P. / P'
Credit Line: Proctor Collection
Object number: PC. 580
Label Text
Gilman Collamore & Company, a New York City shop active on Fifth Avenue from 1890-1920, offered this clock among other high quality imported French and English luxury goods, particularly fine china, porcelain, pottery, and glassware. The clockworks are made in France. The hand-painted clock case recalls traditional Dutch earthenware tiles. The tall-case form is purely decorative since these clock works do not require a pendulum.
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