Moineaux (Sparrows)

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Object Name: 
ATO Clock
Title: 
Moineaux (Sparrows)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.484
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.5 cm, W: 21.8 cm, D: about 10 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1924
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
ATO Clock, "Moineaux (Sparrows)". Colorless gray glass, patina, metal, wood, electrical wiring; mold-pressed, applied patina, assembled. Clock set within a dome-shaped glass mount decorated with two pairs of birds and flowering vines. Clock face is protected by a hinged glass cover with metal mounts. Back of clock is enclosed with thin wood insert and a hinged metal cover revealing clock parts and two light bulb sockets.
Provenance: 
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Inscription: 
ATO
inscription
Molded relief on clock face
CLOCK MOVEMENT / BY / Lanshire / FOR A.C. ONLY / 105 - 125 V 60 HZ 2W / MOL NO EHP-F&RS-CM
inscription
Pressed on back of clock
JOHN ALABASTER / European Craftsman Watch & Clock Repair / Antique & Modern 938-1942 / 142 Maple Ave. W. Vienna VA 22180
label
Affixed on wood backing Silver rectangular label with black text
R. LALIQUE FRANCE
signature
Engraved on side of clock near base
Rene Lalique (1860-1945): des œuvres d'arts decoratifs ornees d'oiseaux (2016) illustrated, p. 236 (no. 686); BIB# 151079