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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

1929–31

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
1981.53.12
Geography: 
Made in Meriden, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

“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.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.