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Online Auction of a Watchmaking workshop

Geneva, Oct 01, 2020


ATO - Léon Hatot
Art Deco, electric mantel clock, with patent regulator; gilded wood and metal

Gilded wood and metal, electric, mantel table clock in the shape of a basket of flowers; case attributed to Sue & Mare, Paris.

Brand Léon Hatot, Paris

Year circa 1925-1930

Movement No. 3 022

Case No. unnumbered

Caliber 120 mm., electromagnetic pendulum, battery powered

Signature dial and movement

CHF 800 - 950

The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.
Important notice – Special conditions

The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled

EUR 750 - 900 / USD 900 - 1,050 / HKD 6,800 - 8,200


Sold: CHF 200

Grading System
Case: 4-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 5**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Sue&Mare, Paris
André Mare (1885-1932), one of the founders of the French Art Deco style, studied at the Académie Julian.
Louis Sue (1875-1968), also trained as a painter, but turned to interior design as early as 1905.
Mare conceived Duchamp Villon’s Maison Cubiste, which caused a scandal at the 1912 Salon, while Sue worked with Poiret until the founding of La Maison Martine in 1912. That same year, Sue set up his own decorating firm, L’atelier Français, and began his association with Mare in 1914. The association became a partnership in 1919, when the Compagnie des Arts Français was founded.
Sue & Mare created all types of decorative objects. Their furniture used exotic woods and was clearly inspired by traditional French styles. At the 1925 Paris Exposition, their display, called Un Musée d'Art Contemporain, rivaled Ruhlmann’s. The firm also exhibited furniture in the Ambassade Francaise and the Perfums d’Orsay boutique, among others. The partnership ended in 1928.