Colibri (series title)

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Clock and Mechanics
Colibri (series title)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 13.4 cm, L: 14.1 cm, W: 12 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with red, black, blue and teal inclusions over opaque white; hot-worked, ground and polished, inserted metal and plastic clockwork. Free-hand formed hollow lump of colorless in an irregular spherical shape with slightly flattened sides, rounded corners, flattened frond and swelling back; colorless with inclusions of four red spots of varying sizes, black hooked stripe, two blue spots and two teal parallel lines which encircle front face opening; colorless is laid over a hollow ovoid center of pale gray translucent opal; centered front face opening has been ground and polished into a circle; commercially manufactured clock workings with chrome border, white face with red, blue, black and green hour dots, blue-green and red hands and black lettering; works fit into circular opening in glass and are held in place by three prongs; base has been ground and polished into a flat oval; unsigned on glass, clock marked in block letters "FEDRA-Design/quartz" above center.
Portnoy Gallery, Source