• 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 1163

    AN ART DECO ROCK CRYSTAL, ONYX, DIAMOND AND LAPIS LAZULI FOUNTAIN DESK CLOCK, BY LACLOCHE FRERES

    Price Realised  

    AN ART DECO ROCK CRYSTAL, ONYX, DIAMOND AND LAPIS LAZULI FOUNTAIN DESK CLOCK, BY LACLOCHE FRERES
    The dial, designed as a carved rock crystal fountain, set with a carved black opal fish with cabochon ruby eyes to mark the hours, within a black onyx chapter ring with rose-cut diamond Arabic numerals, the fluted lapis lazuli bowl with five carved black onyx grotesques spouting carved rock crystal fountains of water, supported by fluted black onyx legs on a stepped lapis lazuli and black onyx hexagonal base, mounted in silver and 18k gold, circa 1928, 6 x 5 x 5 ins., with French assay marks, in a Verger - Lacloche black leather fitted case
    Signed Lacloche for Lacloche Frères


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    Post Lot Text

    This clock was manufactured by the Verger workshop for Lacloche Frères in 1928.