Ornamental Novelty Clock

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by sylvester12, Jan 16, 2018.

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  1. sylvester12

    sylvester12 Registered User

    Oct 17, 2015
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    Picked this little clock up recently one day ornamental novelty clock. I can't find any makers marks on the case, front or back of the movement. It was really tarnished cleaned up nicely. I have some small picture frames in the same style and similar plated metal.

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  2. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
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    Apr 25, 2005
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    The Arabic numerals are very interesting, especially the numbers 1, 7, 9 and zero.

    Could this have been made for a particular market (middle east or North Africa, perhaps??) or to represent some revival period? I was thinking of Egyptian revival. There were two Egyptian revival periods to my knowledge - around 1880 and in the mid-1920's. The second Egyptian revival period might be plausible.

    Needless to say, this is just a wild guess.

  3. JTD

    JTD Registered User

    Sep 27, 2005
    I don't think that is such a wild guess. The Egyptian revival (both of them) did get reflected in clocks quite a lot. That, combined with the very art nouveau style of the case would fit in nicely with early 1920s.

    However, I don't think the clock was made for the Arab market. In that case it would have had the appropriate numerals as we see the on watches made for the middle-eastern market etc..

    Just my thoughts.


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