GALVANO RELIEFS: GILDING THE LILLY
Dick Johnson submitted these comments on an interesting Tiffany clock which incorporates galvano reliefs. Thanks! -Editor
Illustrated is one of the most exquisite examples of mounting galvanos on a decorative object. The mantle clock, made for Tiffany, embraced many techniques by master craftsmen to create such a
well-designed utilitarian object. In addition to electrocasting the reliefs to form the galvanos , constructing a wood housing, it also included gold-leaf application and casing the feet and a bottom
central décoration, finally gold plating the external metal parts.
Galvanos are noted for decorating furniture and other wood objects. This Tiffany mantle clock is an extreme example. The two galvano reliefs are adjacent to the black-face clock, gold-leaf designs
decorate black wood, probably ebony and marble border is added to the base. All on gold plated feet with a center decoration.
The clock sold at auction October 14th by the Boston firm Terri Peters & Associates.
For more information on the sale, see:
(Saturday), 2017 - Important Fall Worldwide Estates Auction includes 17th Century to Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Artwork and More! (http://terripetersandassociates.com/itemlist/category/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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