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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 218

Léon Hatot – ATO
Art Deco electromagnetic desk-clock; “Doves”; Lalique moulded glass

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

EUR 1,850 - 3,700 / USD 2,200 - 4,400 / HKD 16,800 - 33,500


Sold: CHF 1,500

Pressed opalescent frosted glass signed by Lalique, electro-magnetic borne-shaped Art Deco desk-clock.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Léon Hatot, Paris

Model “ATO”

Year circa 1930

Movement No. 31 332

Case No. unnumbered

Material Lalique moulded glass

Caliber ATO patented electromagnetic pendulum with rating adjustment, impulse transistor, powered by battery

Height 158 mm.

Width 218 mm.

Thickness 100 mm.

Signature dial and movement (by the maker), case (by R. Lalique)


This model, so-called “Colombes” (Doves), having been produced both before and after World War II, it is difficult to date it with precision. The serial number suggests that it was produced circa 1930. The glass case is signed by Lalique.

Lalique, René (1860 -1945)

Trained in Paris and London, in 1885 Lalique took over the workshop of the Parisian jeweller Jules d’Estape. He revolutionized jewellery design, preferring vividly coloured gemstones over more traditional precious stones. Motifs such as nymphs and flowers were typical of Lalique’s Art Nouveau work, and his clients included the actress Sarah Bernhardt. Lalique’s glassware came to embody the flamboyant Art Deco style. At the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris he exhibited his “Tourbillon” or “Whirlwind” vases, in which he clearly embraced the highly geometric style of the Jazz Age.


· Marcilhac, Félix, R. Lalique, catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre de verre, Paris, les Editions de l’Amateur, 1994, p. 370 (Ref. B).


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