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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Jean George Theobald, American, 1873–1952
Manufacturer: Manning-Bowman Company, American, 1832–1951

Shelf Clock, Model No. K905


Aranium-plated metal, Catalin, silver-plated metal, and glass

9 5/8 × 10 3/4 × 3 3/4 in. (24.45 × 27.31 × 9.5 cm)
Gift of Jane Ritchie in memory of Andrew C. Ritchie
Made in Meriden, Connecticut
20th century

Jane Thompson Ritchie and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, New York, then Buffalo, New York, New Have, Conn., and Canaan, Conn., after 1935–81


“Acquisitions 1981,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 3 (Winter 1983): 74.

Karen Davies, At Home in Manhattan Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 101, no. 73, ill.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 99, no. 57.

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