• Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1161

    AN ART DECO MULTI-GEM AND DIAMOND "GAZELLE" DESK CLOCK, BY OSTERTAG

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    AN ART DECO MULTI-GEM AND DIAMOND "GAZELLE" DESK CLOCK, BY OSTERTAG
    Designed as a beveled-edged rock crystal pentagon frame with diamond geometric accents, with an arched rock crystal dial, with mechanical movement, 15 jewels, with applied rose-cut diamond and platinum Arabic numerals and hands, the foreground designed as a tranquil scene depicting a carved aquamarine gazelle resting on top of an agate, lapis lazuli, rock crystal and diamond fountain, flanked on either side by lapis lazuli pillars, topped by carved emerald and ruby vegetation, to the black lacquer base with gray agate feet, circa 1929, 8½ x 10 x 5 ins., with French assay marks, in a brown leather fitted case
    Signed Ostertag; with maker's mark for Verger Frères; movement signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, no. 405984


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    Post Lot Text

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