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

LOT 16

“Large Lalique Doves” Léon Hatot, (ATO), No. 53208, the case by R. Lalique, France. Made circa 1927. Fine and very rare, large, pressed frosted glass electric mantel clock with frosted glass dial.

C. Arch-top, the front decorated with two billing doves above the dial among branches of prunus blossom, wooden inclined base. D. Frosted glass with raised radial Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, the center with a sun-ray pattern. Blued steel skeleton "spade" hands. M. 120 mm., brass, electromagnetic pendulum, battery contacts, ATO No. 1 battery. Case signed R. Lalique, dial signed ATO, movement signed Leon Hatot, Fabrique. Dim. 26 x 17 x 8 cm, excluding base.

C. Arch-top, the front decorated with two billing doves above the dial among branches of prunus blossom, wooden inclined base.
D. Frosted glass with raised radial Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, the center with a sun-ray pattern. Blued steel skeleton "spade" hands.
M. 120 mm., brass, electromagnetic pendulum, battery contacts, ATO No. 1 battery. Case signed R. Lalique, dial signed ATO, movement signed Leon Hatot, Fabrique. Dim. 26 x 17 x 8 cm, excluding base.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

EUR 6,200 - 9,000 / USD 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 11,800


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-30

Good

Alterations

Movement: 4*

Fair

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

René Lalique 1860 -1945 French jeweler René Lalique revolutionized jewelery design, preferring vividly colored gemstones over the 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. In 1898 he began working with glass, which gradually replaced jewelery as the focus of his talent. His glassware came to embody the flamboyant 1920s Art Deco style.

René Lalique (1860 -1945) a French jeweler, Lalique was trained in Paris and London, and in 1885 took over the workshop of the Parisian jeweler Jules d'Estape. He embarked on a career that revolutionized jewelery design, preferring vividly colored gemstones over the 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. In 1898 he began working with glass, which gradually replaced jewelery as the focus of his talent. His glassware came to embody the flamboyant 1920’s Art Deco style. In 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.