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Clock

Maker:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
ca. 1885
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Marble, bronze
Dimensions:
18 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (46 x 51.1 x 19.7 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Edgar J. Kaufmann Foundation Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
68.97.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 737
Tiffany & Co. marketed this ormolu and marble mantel set in about 1885. The set, consisting of a clock and a pair of decorative obelisks, represents a popular rather than an archaeological idea of Egyptian art: the hieroglyphs on the obelisks and on the sphinxes of the clock would not bear the scrutiny of an Egyptologist.
Inscription: [scratched on inside of door]: 819
[stamped on works]: 3047 [3 might be an 8]

Marking: [on face of clock]: TIFFANY & CO. / NEW YORK
Mary P. Beckwith, Garrison, New York, until 1968.
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