Wednesday, May 9, 2012
More Weekly Finds From The Flea Market And Treasure Aisle. Status: Clock, Art, Tiki!
I actually picked up this George Nelson "Ball Clock" reproduction (by Verichron) early last week when I took some time off work and made a quick stop at one of the two awesome antique malls on Big Bend rd. Both often feature great Vintage Modern finds but I only had a couple of minutes to kill so I made a quick run through Treasure Aisle. Lucky me, I found this clock at a reasonable price.
I've seen a number of these "Ball Clock"s on the web lately but haven't managed to spot one as
large as this. Verichron offers a number of really nice reproductions and apparently two sizes (or
more?) of the ubiquitous "Ball Clock". This one measures a sizable 20 inches across. Note the
included packaging. Note also that the clock is in the packaging upside down.
The clear plastic and part of the cardboard have a hole poked trough it leading me to believe
that this was a "second" or what we used to call a "cut out" when we used to buy vinyl records
and tapes new but at close out prices. All of the original clear tape circles are still intact that
hold the clear plastic to the cardboard so I don't think this was used and put back into the
Also snatched from the antique mall, this Co Co Joe's Tiki statue. I've got like four or five pieces
of Co Co Joe's. I was introduced to it via a guy here in Florissant who sold me my first Predicta
TV. I've even got bookends and an ashtray! I gotta make a little Tiki shrine with all these guys
This was found at the Wentzville Flea Market Sunday morning. It was at the same seller as the
Arc lamp set that I featured yesterday. The wood bit that represents the hull of one of the boats
looks like a Witco piece to me, as does the frame. There is no mention of Witco on the piece
though. Still, it totally rocks!
You just gotta love that title when you pair it with that fluorescent lime green! "Tropic". I'm going
to have to put Sunblock on just to hang this! The signature says Wilrongo. This is the same artist
that did many of the large Witco pieces such as the Fire Dancers, Daisies and the Globe / Atlas.
I've already placed my Witco Tiki Mask looking piece above the fireplace (the brick one) but I
may be moving it so as to pair these up somehow.