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QUEEN MARY Drawing Room Clock

Drawing Room Clock 002Drawing Room Clock 001The Drawing Room Clock in the Queen Mary adorned the fireplace mantel.  It can be seen in the above photo just above and behind Winston Churchill’s head to the right.  The Queen Mary was his favorite ship and he traversed the Atlantic exclusively aboard her during World War II as well as countless times during peace.  Like all clocks aboard the liner from the public rooms to the private staterooms, they were wired directly to the ship’s master clock on the bridge which was advanced or reversed depending upon the time zone the Queen was currently in.  Built of solid onyx and jade crystal, it’s dial face illuminates in light green at night and is considered a masterpiece of Art Deco design.

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