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ATLAS - TIFFANY & CO.

MAKER:TIFFANY&CO.

TYPE:POCKET WATCH/TRAVEL ALARM CLOCK

SERIES:ATLAS

MATERIALS: LEATHER/ SILVER PLATED NICKEL

A Very special Thankyou to a very wonderful friend whom had sent this to me . Thankyou for the stunning clock , I LOVE IT :)!!! and it does work just needed a new battery !!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Kerry :) and Thankyou my dearest friend for the lovely clock!!
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou vanskyock!!!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou ozmarty and aghcollect!!
  4. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Love it Sean!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou pops for the love and the kind words!!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou walksoftly!!
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Geo and Bruce99 for the loves!!
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou toolate2 for the love!!
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Nadia for the love!!!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    This is a beauty Sean!
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    More labels for you Cha Cha!
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou pw-collector

    gargoylecollector


    AmberRose

    Kevin

    austrohungaro

    mikelv85

    toracat for the loves :) Yes Amber :) LOL .. , Thankyou Kevin for the kind words as well :)
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    This is great! And I like your picture you handsome devil!
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Valentino for the love!!
  15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou nutsabotas6 for the love!!
  16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Leah!!
  17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou itsasecert and petey for the loves!!
  18. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    Very nice Sean
  19. BigTex BigTex, 4 years ago
    Love this. Have always wanted one. Lucky you!
  20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Aimathena and BigTex for kind words and Love!!!
  21. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou nordicman !!
  22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou tom!!
  23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou crazycharacter
  24. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou testy and agram for the loves!!
  25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Radegunder !!!

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Tiffany & Co. Atlas Sterling Cuff

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A Tiffany & Co. Atlas sterling cuff. This bracelet features embossed roman numerals around the circumference. Marked to the inside “Tiffany & Co 1995” and “925 Italy”, with a total approximate weight of 1.160 ozt. Includes original box.

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- box shows some wear, some tarnishing to silver.

Dimensions

- measures box. Total approximate weight of 1.160 ozt.

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The stories behind the buildings, statues and other points of interest that make Manhattan fascinating.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tiffany & Co.'s 1853 Atlas Clock


Charles Tiffany, during the midst of America’s first great depression, opened his first small store across from City Hall in 1837. His business thrived and ten years later he moved across the street to 271 Broadway.   By 1853 Tiffany & Co. had established itself as a leader in the quality jewelry trade and Tiffany built an impressive new building at 550 Broadway. Feeling that the façade was “monotonous,” he commissioned his good friend Henry Frederick Metzler to carve a 9-foot tall figure of Atlas to be situated over the entrace, holding a clock, four feet in diameter.

Metzler was a carver of ships' figureheads, or “bow portraits.” The bearded, lanky figure was a distinct departure from the hulking, muscular Atlases produced by most contemporary artists. Naked except for a crossed leather strap, Metzler’s Atlas does not bend under his burden, but stands upright and dignified. The left foot is poised to take a step off the statue’s base.

The Atlas Clock over the entrance to Tiffany & Co. 550 Broadway in the 1850s (photo from flickr.com/photos/curbed/4030180010)
The carver did not attempt to present an heroic figure and instead created a realistic, natural human form; a masterpiece of woodcarving and design. When completed, the wooden Atlas, carved of fir, was painted to mimic the patina of weathered bronze.

Seventeen years later, in 1870, Tiffany & Co. followed the uptown movement of the retail establishments and opened a grand new store on Union Square. With the move came the clock, which was installed directly over the main entrance in a window opening.

Atlas Clock over the doorway of the Union Square Tiffany & Co. store - NYPL Collection
For 35 years the Atlas clock served shoppers and businessmen rushing along busy Union Square until Tiffany & Co. moved once again – this time to the imposing white marble palazzo designed by Stanford White on Fifth Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets. By now the Atlas clock was as much a symbol of Tiffany as was the robin’s egg blue box. With the clock on the façade, there was no need for advertising.

The Tiffany & Co. clock on the third floor of Stanford White's momumental marble Italian Renaissance store 401 5th Ave. - NYPL Collection
“Tiffany & Co. have decided to let the building remain practically unmarked,” reported The New York Times on September 6, 1905. “The only mark of Tiffany about the new building is the great clock outside of the third story on the shoulders of a giant Atlas. This ornament was taken from the Union Square store.”

The uptown odyssey was not yet over for Atlas. On September 7, 1940 a The New York Times headline read “Tiffany’s Atlas Moved; Clock Mounted on Wood Figure is Place on New Home.” Tiffany & Co. had built its next flagship store, a sleek modern structure at 727 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 57th Street. According to Tiffany & Co., “The limestone, granite and marble façade is free of ornamentation, except for the famous Atlas clock.”

The Atlas Clock in its present location at Tiffany & Co.'s 5th Avenue and 57th Street building, ca 1940 - NYPL Collection
In 1980 Tiffany & Co. introduced the Atlas wristwatch, based on the design of the iconic clock outside. Atlas was removed in 1990 for restoration and again in 2006.

After more than a century and a half, Henry Frederick Metzler’s functional sculpture remains a fixture on Fifth Avenue and a priceless symbol of a firm. Amazingly, the mid-Victorian design is comfortably compatible with the streamlined façade on which it rests.

3 comments:

  1. AnonymousFebruary 25, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    I just discovered your amazing blog (and have bookmarked it). I've been doing family history research re NYC because of some family photos ca 1910-1915. Whatever :) -- as a lover of history and architecture I feel like I've found manna here! The work you've put into your entries is gobsmacking. And, I sincerely appreciate it. Though, I'm finding it difficult to stop reading and eat dinner.

    This post spurred me to comment for the simple reason that I did not know that the Atlas clock was made of wood. Fascinating. What a beautiful carving job it is.

    Thank you -- I look forward to more hours of reading! Nice work!

    Rebecca
    SF Bay Area, CA; born and raised in Chicago - another city w/great architecture.

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  2. ChromeheartSeptember 19, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Hi. What was the address on Union Square?

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    1. tom MillerSeptember 19, 2016 at 12:58 PM

      15 Union Square West

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