Below are pictures of the known-to-date (February 2015) Girotti wall clocks. Five of them are now in the museum's own Girotti collection.
Note the use of brass bars hour markers on the dials of some of the wood panel models.
The date of manufacture was often molded into the chalkware components on the wood panel clocks and into the side of the molded polymer foam cases. See the pictures for examples.
For the fan-shaped, starburst style, three different metal rod frame designs are known (see the pictures). The museum has one example. Various combinations of walnut wood rays could be used to create different models.
The molded polymer-foam cased clocks had round metal dials. The same script word Girotti is found on the dials of both the wood and metal dials. See the pictures here.
We have two (one now loose) of the original three identical round Girotti Sculptured Art labels on the back of the Spanish Villa example. They covered the three drilled holes in the wood veneer panel where the nuts are installed in the back on the small bolts that hold the heavy molded chalkware piece(s) in place.
The same label is found on the back of Girotti chalkware wall plaques.
The 1971 Girotti Sculptured Art catalogue shows three different models of wood panel clock (but not the two now in our collection!) and eleven models of molded foam wall clocks, plus many other company products that included molded statues, molded picture and mirror frames, and wall plaques with molded designs.
Our museum thanks Aaron Tisdelle, a grandson of company co-founder Marino Girotti, for the loan of this catalogue so that we could scan the pages.
The scans of the covers plus the three pages with clocks from the 1971 Girotti catalogue are included here.
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