• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1160

    **AN ART DECO LAPIS LAZULI AND CORAL DESK CLOCK, BY BOUCHERON

    Price Realised  

    **AN ART DECO LAPIS LAZULI AND CORAL DESK CLOCK, BY BOUCHERON
    The three-tiered gray agate rectangular upright base, set with a lapis lazuli square dial of an etched geometric design, with mechanical movement and applied gold Arabic chapters and geometric hands, enhanced at the corners with a square cabochon coral, the reverse with a lapis lazuli and coral panel, to the coral, gold and lapis lazuli stand, mounted in gold, circa 1929, 5½ x 3 x 1½ ins., in a Boucheron brown leather fitted case
    Base and winding stem signed Boucheron, Paris


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Literature

    Giles Néret, Boucheron Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, Rizzoli, New York, 1988, page 189, page no. 121


    Exhibited

    Boucheron, 130 Années de Creation et d'Emotion, Institut de France, Musée Jacquemart-Andre, Paris, 16 September - 31 October 1998


    Post Lot Text

    This clock was manufactured by the Verger workshop for Boucheron in Paris in 1929.