J.E. Caldwell, ‘ONYX & ENAMEL DESK CLOCK BY J.E. CALDWELL’, ca. 1920,  M.S. Rau Antiques
J.E. Caldwell, ‘ONYX & ENAMEL DESK CLOCK BY J.E. CALDWELL’, ca. 1920,  M.S. Rau Antiques
J.E. Caldwell, ‘ONYX & ENAMEL DESK CLOCK BY J.E. CALDWELL’, ca. 1920,  M.S. Rau Antiques

The Arts & Crafts style is beautifully executed in this enchanting desk clock by J.E. Caldwell.The gilded dial, beautifully enameled in midnight blue and celadon green, sports four perfect apples in relief at its corners, and is framed by a luxurious plaque of amber-hued onyx.

Venerable American jeweler J. E. Caldwell & Co. from Philadelphia is known for its Art Nouveau and Deco jewels. One of the oldest fine jewelers in the United States, the company was founded in 1839 by James Emmott Caldwell and supplied wealthy Philadelphians with stylish European jewelry, silver, and objets d'art. The store itself was a study in opulence, with hand-cut Baccarat chandeliers and French Regency-style oak cabinetry designed by Horace Trumbauer and Julian Abele.

Signed "J.E.Caldwell/Philadelphia" on the dial, set on stand

Circa 1920

5 1/8" wide x 5 5/8" high

Signature: Signed "J.E.Caldwell/Philadelphia" on the dial, set on stand

Manufacturer: J. E. Caldwell & Co.

About J.E. Caldwell

American, based in Philadelphia, PA, United States

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