Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1870

GUSN

GUSN-67341

Description

Ceramic garniture clock painted dark blue, pink, and green with a fluted base with mermen and a goddess standing with a cherub on the top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
earthenware
enameling
glass (material)
glazing (coating)
tin glaze
Garniture, Clock
Garniture, Clock

Label

Set (.1-.3) used in Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: The Minton pottery's art director, French immigrant Léon Arnoux (1816-1902), is credited with inventing a new type of ceramic, introduced to the market in 1851. Called “majolica” after the Renaissance maiolica pottery that inspired it, Minton's new ceramic was a runaway success. Majolica is characterized by elaborately shaped ceramic forms glazed in a new palette of lustrous bright colors.This set was made in 1870 at the very height of majolica's popularity. It was purchased by Ogden Codman, Sr., and was part of a redecorating scheme designed to update and essentially Victorianize his colonial-era home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Mintons (Manufacturer)
Ball, Black & Co. (Clockmaker)

Location of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire; New York, NY, USA

Dimensions

22 1/2 x 16 x 10 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1233.1

Places

New York state (United States)