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Tall Clock, Tall case clock

This is a Tall Clock. It was designed by Tiffany & Co. and Lockwood de Forest and retailed by Tiffany & Co.. It is dated ca. 1880. Its medium is mahogany, carved teak with dial faces of gilded and patinated metal, glass.

This grand clock reflects the interconnectedness of de Forest with Charles and Louis Comfort Tiffany. The case is from de Forest’s studio in Ahmedabad, but the works were supplied by Tiffany & Company, headed by Charles. Charles often purchased goods from de Forest, who was friends with his son Louis. De Forest and Louis had a decorating partnership that dissolved in 1882, but they continued to collaborate on projects. De Forest ultimately sold his interest in the Ahmedabad studio to Louis in 1908.

It is credited Cleveland Museum of Art, The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund,1992.70.

  • Clock (Japan)
  • wood, lacquer, gilding.
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-22-97-a/e

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Clock
  • lacquered wood, brass (dial).
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-22-96

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 247.3 x 66 x 36.5 cm (8 ft. 1 3/8 in. x 26 in. x 14 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

lower dial face inscribed: Tiffany & Co., Makers.

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