This is a Chinoiserie Clock.
Chinese motifs embellish this elaborate design for a desk clock from around 1930 by Pierre Gravoin for the American firm of Black, Starr & Frost in New York. The intricate mosaic work was likely executed by Vladimir Makovsky.
It is credited
Lent by Siegelson, New York.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 15.2 × 12.7 × 6.4 cm (6 in. × 5 in. × 2 1/2 in.)
It is signed
Case signed Black, Starr & Frost, stamped PG for Pierre Gravoin, dial stamped France
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.