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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 13

"Burr Walnut Arch Top" Léon Hatot, Fabricants, Paris, (ATO), "Electrique", No. 14343. Made circa 1920. Fine, burr walnut and lemonwood inlaid Art Deco electric mantel clock.

C. Arch-top, entirely veneered with burr walnut, the front inlaid with stringing, five gilt brass bun feet. D. Silvered, polished gilt Paris numerals, outer minute track, the center cut-away to expose the hour and minute wheels. Blued steel skeleton "spade" hands. M. 120 mm., brass, electromagnetic pendulum, battery contacts. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 20 x 17.5 x 7.8 cm. Property of a French Gentleman

C. Arch-top, entirely veneered with burr walnut, the front inlaid with stringing, five gilt brass bun feet.
D. Silvered, polished gilt Paris numerals, outer minute track, the center cut-away to expose the hour and minute wheels. Blued steel skeleton "spade" hands.
M. 120 mm., brass, electromagnetic pendulum, battery contacts. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 20 x 17.5 x 7.8 cm. Property of a French Gentleman

CHF 1,500 - 2,500

EUR 900 - 1,500 / USD 1,200 - 2,000
Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 4*

Fair

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

In Hatot's contemporary advertising literature, the inlaid stringing used to decorate this type of clock is described as being "lemon wood".