BULOVA Watch Company Art Deco Style In-Store Counter Display

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I Have bought this Art Deco display. I really like the look off it.

If you guys have any information about it i would appreciate it...

 

Age ?

 

Kind regards

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bobbee
Posted May 12, 2014 - 7:03am

Very nice, I would say pre mid fifties. Probably 1940's by the styling and script.

Dancing Lady is facing right, as in 1940's advertising. Unless it is the same on the back?  :-)

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William Smith
Posted May 31, 2015 - 6:41am

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Slight different detail on this example, and I can't tell if its a relief or a picture.

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airborne
Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:27am

I really love this display... i couldn't let it go. 

JP
Posted May 12, 2014 - 8:23pm

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Very cool display.

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airborne
Posted May 13, 2014 - 10:43am

Thanks Jp :-)

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bobbee
Posted May 13, 2014 - 1:35pm

Is it the same on the back, or flat?

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airborne
Posted May 13, 2014 - 2:53pm

Its flat Bobbee

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bobbee
Posted May 13, 2014 - 3:51pm

Thanks buddy, I would say it is 1940's then, as the Phillips screws used to hold the top to the base were not invented until 1933, and were not in general use until around 1940.

This is the earliest ad I found showing the Bulova lady facing left, 1948 ad.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/vintage_ad...

The direction she is facing may have no meaning, but I did find others after the 1948 ad, as shown below.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/vintage_ad...

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/vintage_ad...

She disappears from ads  altogether in the mid fifties.

I love Bulova desktop stuff, and it is hard to find. I only gots dis 1925 movement holder.Made by the American Standard Watchcase Co. incidentally.

And it's great for firing movements across the room, just look at that spring!