Skip Navigation

Clock

Decorative Arts

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930
Daniel Cottier, a leading proponent of the Aesthetic Movement style in Britain, opened a branch of his interior decorating firm in New York in 1873 and became a direct competitor of Herter Brothers for the city’s richest clients. This clock combines a case of eighteenth-century English style with a face inspired by Asian design. It was made for Ichabod T. Williams, the head of New York’s leading import firm of exotic woods.
MEDIUM Mahogany, brass, other metals, glass
DATES 1883
DIMENSIONS 24 x 15 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (61 x 39.1 x 27.3 cm) a (case and works): 22 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (56.8 x 31.4 x 24.4 cm) b (base): 2 x 15 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (5.1 x 39.1 x 27.3 cm) c (key to case): 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. (4.4 x 1.9 cm) d (pendulum): 9 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.3 x 1.9 cm) e (winding key): 5 3/8 x 2 x 3/8 in. (13.7 x 5.1 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS On clock face: "I.T. WILLIAMS HAD ME MADE 1883/COTTIER [&] TIFFANY MADE ME/NEW YORK."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
ACCESSION NUMBER 2014.40.2a-e
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply. Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form (charges apply). For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch. For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright. If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact copyright@brooklynmuseum.org.
CAPTION Daniel Cottier (American, born Scotland, 1838-1881). Clock, 1883. Mahogany, brass, other metals, glass, 24 x 15 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (61 x 39.1 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2014.40.2a-e. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2014.40.2a-e_front_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE front, 2014.40.2a-e_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table Clock: the case made by Daniel Cottier (1838-1891) and clock works made by Tiffany and company. Camino mahogany case in the neoclassical style with broken pediment, swags and classical volutes. Clock face with Aesthetic movement design influences from Japan, the Near East and medieval grotesques; the whole with over 460 pieces of brass detail. Terminates on bun feet and raised on rectangular plinth. Brass handle at top. Condition: excellent original condition.
RECORD COMPLETENESS
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.
Daniel Cottier (American, born Scotland, 1838-1881). <em>Clock</em>, 1883. Mahogany, brass, other metals, glass, 24 x 15 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (61 x 39.1 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2014.40.2a-e. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2014.40.2a-e_front_PS9.jpg)