20 September 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,410
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
'LES MARQUISES', AN OPALESCENT GLASS AND CHROME CLOCK
BY SABINO, 1930s
the circular dial with stylised floral centre, within glass frame moulded as two stylised eighteenth century women, on rectangular chrome base, moulded mark Sabino France, base engraved Sabino Paris, stamped Made in France (polishing)
9 1/4in. (23.5cm.) high
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C.f. Philippe Decelle, Sabino, Maitre Verrier de L'Art Deco 1878-1961, Catalogue Raisonné, ref.no. 8104.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights