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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2018
Clock, for 120 Mains Street or 6 Florentine Terrace
(78 Southpark Avenue), Glasgow 1905
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
wood, ebonised, and sycamore, stained, with ivory inlay and painted numerals
23.0 x 11.5 x 10.5
p.183 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: the Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', Guildford and London: Lutterworth Press
The clock was designed as a set with a writing cabinet and accompanying chair for Walter Blackie at The Hill House, Helensburgh. This is Mackintosh's version. Its appearance changes as you look at it from different angles because of the use of slender, free-standing columns in the base. The numerals are painted on. Notice the discreet use of ivory inlay around the edge of the clock face. Mackintosh later returned to this format for a series of clock designs for W.J. Bassett-Lowke (see also GLAHA 41100, GLAHA 41662, GLAHA 41663).
The image shows the item on public display in The Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery.
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