Rare Art Deco Chinoiserie Tortoise Shell Clock Retailed by Brook & Son, Edinburg For Sale
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Rare Art Deco Chinoiserie Tortoise Shell Clock Retailed by Brook & Son, Edinburg

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This very stylish clock would have been made in the Art Deco period around 1930. It is made of wood covered with chinoiserie lacquer and gilt decorated tortoise shell with an ivory trim around the front and slices of ivory for feet on each corner of the skirt. On the back of the clock is an inset ivory plaque signed "Brook & Son Edinburgh". The movement is marked France and is fully functional. Brook and Son, Edinburgh: Brook and Son, were one of Edinburgh's foremost jewelers in the early 1900s. In the 1916/17 Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory they were listed as "Goldsmiths to H.M. The King, H.R.H. Princess Louise, The King's Bodyguard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers), watch and clock makers, ..." Brook & Son's premises at 87 George Street were taken over in the 1950s by Hamilton & Inches    

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Condition Details
    Slight damage to tortoise shell to the left of dial, see photo.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.75 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 3 in.H 14.61 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 7.62 cm
  • Seller Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU2165315396012
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