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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1070

    AN ART DECO LAPIS LAZULI, JADE AND DIAMOND ELEPHANT DESK CLOCK, BY OSTERTAG

    Estimate

    AN ART DECO LAPIS LAZULI, JADE AND DIAMOND ELEPHANT DESK CLOCK, BY OSTERTAG
    The black lacquer rectangular case inset with two openwork carved jade paneled doors with rose-cut diamond geometric detail, to the black onyx and carved lapis lazuli foliate top, the lapis lazuli pushpiece, opening to reveal a clock with mechanical movement, the mottled green jade dial with applied rose-cut diamond Arabic numerals and rose-cut diamond geometric hands, resting on the backs of two carved jade elephants, embellished with rose-cut diamond blankets and a lapis lazuli column, to the two-tiered lapis lazuli, black onyx and diamond base, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1929, 8 x 7¼ x 3 ins., with French assay marks, in a blue leather fitted case
    Signed Ostertag


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    Post Lot Text

    This clock was designed and manufactured by the Verger workshop for Ostertag in 1929.