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Clocks: CL0013


Green and black marble mantel clock


Mixed media



Height: 33cm
Width: 49.5cm
Depth: 15cm

Other materials

Marble; painted ceramic face; brass rim; glass cover


"CHAS. FRODSHAM / TO THE QUEEN" (painted on face); "S F 20" (at top of face); Roman numerals around face; "J.B.D" (engr. on verso of mechanism); "CHAS. FRODSHAM / CLOCK MAKER TO THE QUEEN / PARIS" (engr. on verso of mechanism); "26670_23 _2" (serial number engr. on verso of mechanism)

A striking mantel clock with a green and black marble drum and pedestal case. This one is similar in style to CL0012 in the Morning Room, in that they are both housed in matching marble cases of the same type as the fire-place they sit on. This would suggest that like other clocks in the Garrick Club they were produced by him, presumably for the new Club House. However here-in lies a conundrum as the serial number 26670 suggests a French clock (as does the inscription on the face) but one produced later and sold by Frodsham in the early twentieth century. It may be that a new mechanism was placed in the clock by Frodsham & Co around the time of the Club's 1905 refurbishment, but no record of this has been located in the related documentation of the "Extraordinary Works 1905".
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