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Works by: The Seth Thomas Clock Company (active Connecticut, 1813 - 1931)

Case by: Maker unknown

Date: 1885
Medium: Brass, copper, silver plate, other metals, enamel
Overall: 14 1/2 x 9 3/8 x 5 3/4in. (36.8 x 23.8 x 14.6cm)
Signed: Recto: "ST" within a diamond, within a circle
Markings: "U.S.A." on back of works
Credit Line: Gift of Robert Tuggle
Object number: 2006.19
Label Text
This mantel clock is a stylish example of motifs popular in American in the 1880s, a period referred to as the Aesthetic Movement in the decorative arts and design. The decorative brass framework, which rests on swirled feet, displays a dense floral pattern with intertwined ribbon. The frame encloses silver-plated copper panels with characteristic asymmetrical renderings of flowers and swooping birds, motifs derived from Japanese print sources. While the clockworks are labeled, the maker of the case is not established.