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Posted 7 years ago

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This clock seems to be made of stone?/marble?
It has S. Hyman & Co. on the face at the top, and Chicago at the bottom.
These are the only markings I can find.
Anyone have any info on this clock? Age, Value? I cannot find anything on this company.
Thanks . . .

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  1. dewsart, 7 years ago
    Need a value for this clock and some history would be great!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
    A very beautiful clock.
    Hard to say but I might suggest Belgian slate.
    The "look" is Aesthetic movement (1870 - 1900)
    The painting of the birds and flowers looks to be good quality.
    The movement might be French. Have you seen inside the clock?

    S.Hyman and Co are mentioned in in Albert Nelson Marquis' HAND-BOOK OF CHICAGO. It seems they were diamond merchants and jewellers located at the corner of State and Madison Streets.
    "Founded in 1859 by one of those pioneers whom instinct led to this spot, the house has passed through wondrous mutations to be known in 1877 by its
    present name, when, on moving into its spacious and elegant quarters,
    Mr. M. H. Berg was added to the partnership. The firm ranks high in
    the character and quality of goods handled. The long lines of show
    cases, under a perfect system of lighting, dazzle the spectator with
    brilliant gems of exquisite cut and polish. The specialties of this house
    are pure water brilliants, their choice white stones being unsurpassed in
    loveliness. A visit to their rooms can scarcely fail to give one a consid-
    erable addition to their diamond lore. Thirteen salesmen are employed
    and the house does an extensive trade throughout the West. Mr.
    Hyman goes to Europe annually purchasing goods, making a personal
    selection and procuring the finest stock of diamonds and precious
    stones. Messrs. Hj'man and Berg are both well and honorably known,
    and are thoroughly identified with the attributes of good citizenship."

  3. dewsart, 7 years ago
    To Vetraio50 . . . I have seen inside and will post that photo . . .
  4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 7 years ago
    This is beautiful!!

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