Bakelite mantel clock by JAZ, 1930s
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An incredibly stylish Bakelite mantel clock by the French firm JAZ, bearing all of the elements of classic Art Deco, the face with Modernist numerals set within a chrome surround, with ‘Skyscraper’ hands and black Ruhlmann-esque scalloped details to the plinth, the body in a deep burgundy-coloured glossy Bakelite. With a removable, moulded back with regulation adjustment and a clever recessed holder for the original key.
Stamped JAZ MADE IN FRANCE. French, circa 1930s.
Length: 11½ inches (28 cm), height: 7½ inches (19 cm) and depth 5 inches (12 cm).
Founded by a small group of French engineers in 1919, JAZ recognized the need for well-designed and stylish alarm clocks and decorative timepieces. In 1957, JAZ had sold its 20 millionth clock, and were producing more than a million timepieces each year making it the largest clock manufacturer in France, and continues under the same name, even today.
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