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A work made of ebonized wood, erinoid (plastic), and metal.

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  • A work made of ebonized wood, erinoid (plastic), and metal.

Date:

c. 1917

Artist:

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Scottish, 1868-1928
Probably made at the Knockaloe Camp
Isle of Man, 1914-1919

About this artwork

Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed this clock for W. J. Bassett-Lowke, a successful English manufacturer of model ships, railways, and architectural models. Bassett-Lowke was a modern design enthusiast; he patronized Mackintosh as well as the progressive German architect Peter Behrens, whose work is displayed on the other side of this gallery. This clock incorporates Erinoid, an early form of plastic, which reflects Bassett-Lowke’s interest in the use of new materials.

Status

On View, Gallery 246

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Designer)

Title

Clock

Origin

Scotland

Date

Built 1912–1922

Medium

Ebonized wood, Erinoid (plastic), and metal

Dimensions

32.4 × 14.5 × 12.5 cm (12 3/4 × 5 11/16 × 4 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Promised gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

95.2008

Extended information about this artwork

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