London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
'THE HUNTER' A GILT BRONZE AND MARBLE FIGURAL CLOCK
CAST FROM A MODEL BY GEORGES LAVROFF, 1920s
the geometric dial flanked by panels cast with leaping gazelles, the base with panels of striated orange, yellow and gray marble, surmounted by figure of a woman crawling naked with a bow in her hands, figure engraved G.Lavroff
20in. (51cm.) diam.
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C.f. Victor Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, Academy, London, 1992, p.120.
This clock shows the influence of American Indian art on the Art Deco style, both in the use of the Amazonian woman and the clock dial, which is reminiscent of a stepped Aztec temple.
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