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Art Deco Clock New Haven Clock with Seated Harlequin Woman, J. B Hirsch, 1925

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Posted 9 months ago

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rlwindle
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This is another rare J. B. Hirsch figure New Haven clock manufactured in 1925. This figure was featured on two different sets of bookends, as well as a lamp. She is also featured standing on some bookends and lamps. The clock case, stool, and the base are made of white alabaster. The Harlequin figure is gold washed spelter with Ivorine face and hands.

The clock runs and is quite, no growls or clicks, the lens is missing from the front of the clock. and there is a chip missing from the alabaster on the clock movement case The clock is a prime to start movement. It measures 12" wide, by 7" tall, and 3.5" in depth.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Very nice to see this clock, have not seen this lady looking like everything is so peachy in her life. She is in great condition, its a finish that sometimes they did some copper plating combined with painting and things could go wrong. This finish is perfect. The art deco clock face is the same one you have in your two men pulling chains lamp which is a beauty also. A very beautiful example of Hersch's work.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    A beauty ! love it
  3. rlwindle rlwindle, 9 months ago
    You're right Phil the clock case does look the same, however I wish this one didn't have the chip and the dark brown veining mark at the top in the alabaster, and the oxidation of the clock face due to the loss of the lens.
    Russ
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    I think you can fix that maybe with some ground or drilled alabaster dust and some glue. There is a fix on the internet which I was reading about yesterday.

    I see there is a standing Chanteuse female figure very close in design that also was made by Collection Francais. Same look to face and raised hands in almost identical position.

    " Female “Chanteuse” Bronze Figurine - J.B. Hirsch Foundry, Original mold circa 1920s, was one of hundreds of original French sculptural molds broken into pieces and hidden from marauding armies in France during World War II. After the War, from 1948 to 1963, JB Hirsch’s son, Abraham went to France to locate and acquire the broken molds from 15 French foundries. From reassembling the jigsaw puzzle of scrambled parts for over 200 subjects, the Hirsch Foundry put together The Collection Francaise which was exhibited at the Paris Lighting Exhibition in January 1981. This figurine was part of the collection. "French" Bronze with painted face, on marble base. Measures 6” high on a 2” x 2” square base. Weighs approx. 1 lb. Foundry stamp says: “Collection Francaise, Made in USA”.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    I think you should try some clock repairs in whatever city you are in or near for the glass face. In my city there was a guy in a house who operated his clock business there and he had lots of parts. Also I used to know someone, a picker, who did repairs to his alabaster years ago and the job he did was excellent. So I may try my hand to see if it works. Unfortunately have not seen him for about 20 years.
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Can I ask where in the world did you find this fantastic piece? If you don't want to divulge I understand. I just love this girl.
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 months ago
    Simply stunning!
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 months ago
    I adore her look..so 1920s :)
  9. rlwindle rlwindle, 9 months ago
    Phil, Heritage Auctions here in Dallas contacted me about the clock, I use them to locate items and they contact me when they think I might be interested in an item, like this clock.
    Russ
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    russ I sold a cocktailset through Hertiage Auctions!!!
  11. rlwindle rlwindle, 9 months ago
    They are great, I get them to appraise items, most of the time it is gratis. They sponsor Antiques Roadshow here on our local PBS channel, KERA.
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    That is good that you can work with them. I know that they do not want to sell items under 5000 any more. I am happy that you got it.
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Actually they sponsor the show even where I live in Canada. Or is it that we are getting your TV signals also. I know they have talked about Heritage before, I think they are out of Spokane where I live, not sure if that makes sense. Actually I am totally lost as to what station, but Spokane rings a bell to me.
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    Your right russ they are great!!
  15. rlwindle rlwindle, 9 months ago
    Phil,
    Heritage Auctions was founded and is now headquartered in Addison TX which is in Dallas Co. they started out in the beginning dealing in trading cards and grew. They also deal and sell items under $5,000. You have them mixed up with some other Auction house.
    Russ
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Well I know Heritage, used to deal with them before they changed their dealings. I know that I have seen their name on the Antique Roadshow, I imagine they must sponsor a lot of the show across North America. They have a Los Angeles connection now also I believe. I used to watch their Space memorabilia auctions.
  17. rlwindle rlwindle, 9 months ago
    They are worldwide, not just in the US.
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    I see that there is a similar figure on ebay right now but the casting of the metal is extremely poor, also the casting of face and hands is quite scary. Its about a 1 on a scale of 10.
  19. utherrr utherrr, 7 months ago
    This is a great piece! It is similar in style to my piece listed which also is a New Haven clock which I cant identify. Perhaps these items were made within the same decade. If you get a chance please tell me what you think!

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