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

LOT 50

"Flambé Chinoise" Léon Hatot, Fabricants, Paris, (ATO), "Electrique", No. 900759. Made circa 1948. Fine and rare, Art Deco, Oriental inspired, turquoise flambé glazed ceramic electric mantel clock.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

EUR 1,200 - 2,500 / USD 1,600 - 3,300

C. Circular, ceramic with turquoise flambé glaze, incised block feet, "bakelite" movement housing. D. Integral to the case, raised baton markers, the center decorated with gilt luster. Gilt brass hands with convex circular tips. M. 91 mm., battery driven, electromagnetic pendulum. Case and movement signed. Diam. 19 cm. Property of a French Gentleman

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 4*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


This clock takes its inspiration from the decoration of Qianlong period (1736-95) Chinese ceramics in its use of the turquoise color and splashed flambé glaze. Oriental design was a major source of inspiration during the Art Deco period and was reinterpreted in all manner of objects.