A perfect find for collectors of tobacciana, or Art Deco, or clocks, or possibly all three.
This exceptional 1920s marble clock by Alfred Dunhill of London incorporates a pipe stand with clock and lighter, the compact beautifully crafted Art Deco case of gray, black, and red marble and finished in chrome. The case has rack positions for four smoker’s pipes, and with perfectly fitting sliding drawers to the sides for spent tobacco, and a central pot to store fresh tobacco. The right hand side has an oval slot of perfect form to house the original Alfred Dunhill silver lighter which accompanies the clock.
A Dunhill pipe is also supplied!
The rectangular clock dial set in the centre is silvered, with typical Art Deco-styled black and red enamel Arabic numerals. It is signed Alfred Dunhill London.
French-made mechanical 8-day timepiece clock has its original lever platform escapement.
Alfred Dunhill currently have an Art Deco collection , of which they say,
The Art Deco style was formative for the dunhill brand, emerging as it did in the early years of the 20th Century, just as Alfred Dunhill was turning his innovative business into a global luxury marque. Our Art Deco collection pays homage to some of the finest Art Deco pieces discovered in the dunhill archives, combining powerful geometric structures with vivid colour and playful, decorative design.
I think this clock is certainly all of the above.