21 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 230,500
Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000
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
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Please note that the case is signed Verger Frères 10319 and the movement is signed Vacheron Constantin 404456.
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This clock was designed and manufactured by the Verger workshop for Ostertag in 1929.