M-1, Type B2 Clock
This is a clock. It was designed by Paul T. Frankl. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is chromium-plated and enameled metal, molded bakelite, brushed-burnished silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The slightly stepped form of this table clock is reminiscent of the skyscraper-inspired furniture also by Frankl, popular at the same time. When most clocks cost $5, this one cost $50, making it a luxury item.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 19.7 × 14.6 × 9.5 cm (7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
M-1, Type B2 Clock; Designed by Paul T. Frankl (American, b. Austria, 1886–1958); chromium-plated and enameled metal, molded bakelite, brushed-burnished silver; H x W x D: 19.7 × 14.6 × 9.5 cm (7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-41-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.