• 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 1159

    AN ART DECO MULTI-GEM CHINOISERIE DESK CLOCK, BY TIFFANY & CO.

    Price Realised  

    AN ART DECO MULTI-GEM CHINOISERIE DESK CLOCK, BY TIFFANY & CO.
    The black lacquer square case inset with two carved openwork jade paneled doors with blue enamel foliate detail, to the two-tiered black lacquer top and lapis lazuli pushpiece, opening to reveal a clock with mechanical movement, 15 jewels, the multi-colored enamel dial depicting a Chinese landscape with a heron, gazelle, trees, flowers, rocks and a pool of water, with rose-cut diamond hands and applied diamond Arabic numerals on a lapis lazuli border, to the lapis lazuli, black lacquer and gold base, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1929, 5½ x 4 x 1¾ ins., with French assay marks, in a Cartier red leather case
    Door panel signed Tiffany & Co.; movement signed Vacheron & Constantin, no. 404674, inside of door panel signed Verger, France, no. 10665


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    Literature

    John Loring, Tiffany's 20th Century, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997, page 102


    Exhibited

    Tiffany: 150 Years of Gems and Jewelry, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, November 1987 - January 1988


    Post Lot Text

    This clock was manufactured by the Verger workshop for Tiffany & Co. in Paris in November 1929.