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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 228

Paul Buhré – Jean-Claude Reussner
Electro-mechanical desk-clock; bronze and gilded brass

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 950 - 1,850 / USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,400 - 16,800


Sold: CHF 1,062

Artistic bronze and gilded brass, electro-mechanical, vertical rectangular-shaped desk-clock.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 4**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Paul Buhre, Le Locle

Year circa 1960-1970

Movement No. 1 088

Case No. unnumbered

Material bronze and gilded brass

Caliber ESA 9126, electric with balance-wheel (under ATO licence), 1.4-volt E-9 battery

Height 280 mm.

Width 110 mm.

Thickness 75 mm.

Signature dial (by the manufacture) and case (by the artist)


Reussner, Jean-Claude
Couvet, Val-de-Travers, August 5, 1929
Sculptor, painter and art founder. Sculpture integrated into architecture, building decoration and objects.
Jean-Claude Reussner began his artistic training in Paris in 1948-1949 in the painting studios of André Lhote (1885-1962) and Fernand Léger (1881-1955). Thereafter, he pursued two careers in parallel: that of art founder in the family business in Fleurier (Val-de-Travers) and that of painter in his studio.
The crystalline purity, geometric rigour and almost meditative poetry of Jean-Claude Reussner’s sculptures seem self-evident. These characteristics are, however, the result of many detours, first of a career as an art founder, then as a painter and finally as a sculptor, in short of a relentlessness which, even late in life, produces enchanting works.
In 1982, he turned the page and developed his third career, that of a stone sculptor. From then on, he dedicated himself exclusively to stone, no longer making the material sing, but the light that emerges from it. Influenced by Taoist philosophy, which advocates a perfect balance between man and nature, Reussner is in search of this harmony. The creations that result from this approach have a meditative, not to say religious, character.


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