This is a Stunning and Rare Kaiser Mantel Alarm clock, made in Western Germany circa 1955.
A Great Vintage design, owing much to the Hollywood Regency / Mid Century Modern styles of the era. A Very Ornamental clock, made of cream bakelite / plastic. A stepped pedestal base sits on 4 brass feet, 2 pillars sit on brass rings and are topped by brass finials. Suspended between them is the intricately decorated dial, very Rococo and Kitsch.
The alarm is sounded on the two brass bells by the suspended arrow, and is very loud!
A Beautiful clock, perfect for a mantelpiece, desk, sideboard or bedside. Its Vintage style would complement any richly decorated, opulent, retro mid century, 1950’s interior.
In Excellent Condition, Fully Working, the rim of the clock face is a little tarnished, nothing to detract from the overall Stunning look.
Measures 14 x 11 x 4.5cm / 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.75in.
Whilst the current trend for vintage West German pottery is almost exclusively aimed at the ‘Fat Lava’ genre and the factories that produced outlandish designs, some great designs can be found from unexpected makers. Such as this lovely Hedgehog dish from Goebel Porzellan, known predominantly for their Hummel figurines! This is a very stylish Mid-century animal figure that would quite happily sit alongside its ‘Fat Lava’ contemporaries in a collection, and would complement the similarly styled Walter Bosse brass figures.
The Eames Office produced 5 different sets of the House of Cards. The small house of cards is the original, made in 1952.The images are of what Eameses called “good stuff “, chosen to celebrate “familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.” The six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards so as to build structures of myriad shapes and sizes. There was also a Giant House of Cards (1953), a Computer House of Cards (1970) and Newton House of Cards for the 1974 Nobel Laureates for IBM.