Sat, Oct 6, 2018 10:00AM EDT
American, late 19th-early 20th century. A monumental zinc trade sign in the form of a pocketwatch with Roman numerals and hands at 8:17, believed to represent Orme Jeweler's in Napoleon, Ohio; ht. 58, wd. 32, dp. 4 in.
Jeweler Andrew "Andy" Orme is referenced as a jeweler in Napoleon in publications dated 1922-1928. The Henry County Historical Society also has an undated photo of Orme Jeweler's shop in which a similar sign hangs outside, suggesting that multiple generations of the sign existed.
Provenance: Purchased by the consignors in 1972 from Bullock Antiques in Georgetown, Ohio.