Clock

A work made of bakelite, brush-burnished silver, chrome, and enamel.

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  • A work made of bakelite, brush-burnished silver, chrome, and enamel.

Date:

1928/29

Artist:

Paul Theodore Frankl
American, born Austria, 1886–1958
Made by Warren Telechron Co.
Ashland, Massachusetts, 1926–92

About this artwork

In addition to skyscraper-inspired furniture such as the Art Institute’s tall, stepped cabinet (see 1998.567), Paul Frankl designed small objects intended to be strategically placed throughout the home in order to create unified, modern interiors. This electric clock was heralded as thoroughly modern, both inside and out. Not only was it featured as an exemplary modern decorative object in contemporary publications, it was also advertised as affordable and “nontarnishable” in order to appeal to a wide consumer base.

On View

American Art, Gallery 271

Artist

Paul Theodore Frankl

Title

Clock

Origin

Massachusetts

Date

1928–1929

Medium

Bakelite, brush-burnished silver, chrome, and enamel

Dimensions

19.4 × 12.9 × 9.5 cm (7 5/8 × 5 1/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan and Jerome Kahn through the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

2000.129

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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