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Mantel clock with two vases, Jan Eisenloeffel, 1912

casting, h 44.5cm × d 17.5cm More details
© erven Jan Eisenloeffel

This richly ornamented ensemble of a clock and two vases was meant to be placed on a mantelshelf. The clock was shown at the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. The medallions around the clock face advocate a harmonious division of personal time between mental and physical labour, play and rest. An inscription below the clock face translates as: ‘When the work of mind and hand unwinds in play and rest’.