About this artwork
Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed this clock for W. J. Bassett-Lowke, a successful English manufacturer of model ships, railways, and architectural models. Bassett-Lowke was a modern design enthusiast; he patronized Mackintosh as well as the progressive German architect Peter Behrens, whose work is displayed on the other side of this gallery. This clock incorporates Erinoid, an early form of plastic, which reflects Bassett-Lowke’s interest in the use of new materials.
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Designer)
- Built 1912–1922
- Ebonized wood, Erinoid (plastic), and metal
- 32.4 × 14.5 × 12.5 cm (12 3/4 × 5 11/16 × 4 15/16 in.)
- Promised gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation