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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1066

    AN ART DECO LAPIS LAZULI, JADE AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK, BY BLACK, STARR & FROST

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    AN ART DECO LAPIS LAZULI, JADE AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK, BY BLACK, STARR & FROST
    Of rectangular outline, the openwork carved jade sides and paneled doors, with lapis lazuli, black onyx and rose-cut diamond geometric detail, to the black onyx and carved lapis lazuli top and pushpiece, opening to reveal a clock, with mechanical movement, the carved lapis lazuli dial set with carved jade foliate plaques, with applied rose-cut diamond Arabic numerals and hands, to the carved black onyx and lapis lazuli base enhanced by jade columns and geometric diamond detail, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, circa 1927, 8 x 7¼ x 3 ins., with French assay marks and maker's mark, in a Black Starr & Frost blue leather fitted case
    Door panel signed Black Starr & Frost; movement signed Vacheron & Constantin


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    Post Lot Text

    This clock was manufactured by the Verger workshop for Black, Starr & Frost between 1927-1928.