Exquisite Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock By Lacloche Freres c.1925
Exquisite Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock By Lacloche Freres c.1925
Exquisite Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock By Lacloche Freres c.1925
Exquisite Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock By Lacloche Freres c.1925

LACLOCHE FRÈRES (worked 1875-1966)

Exquisite Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock By Lacloche Freres c.1925

c. 1925 France

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£350,000 gbp
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With a rectangular dial of mother-of-pearl with floral and bird decoration enhanced by carved coral, applied rose-cut diamond Arabic chapters and pavé-set diamond hands. Black laquer case with rose quartz surmount, a carved agate crown and blue enamel floral panels, all on carved rose quartz dogs and blue enamel floral pillars. The black laquer base has six rose quartz feet and case contains a mechanical movement.With dial decoration by Vladimir Makovsky
Very good condition
THE ROYAL FAMILY OF SAVOY
The Head of the Royal House of Italy uses the title Duke of Savoy; the title of the heir may be Prince of Naples, Prince of Venice or Prince of Piedmont; by the family statute of 1 Jan 1890 the children of the King are and Heir Apparent are Royal Prince or Princess of Italy, Prince or Princess of Savoy and Royal Highness; the nephews of the King and their descendants Prince or Princess of Savoy and Serene Highness. By an amendment to this statute dated 12 May 1946, the qualification of Royal Highness was extended to all members of the House.
Though the art of inlay was primarily credited to Far Eastern artisans in the Art Deco period, one European craftsman, the Russian Vladimir Makovsky (1884-1966), is known to have practiced the technique with as much skill as those in Asia. Different from the lacque burgauté, his inlays consisted of tinted mother-of-pearl and a mixture of hardstones on a mother-of-pearl background. The present desk clock dial is an exquisite example. The movement of light is brought to life by the shimmering effect of the nacre. Although his work was often unsigned, his ornamented signature can here be seen to the far right.
Dimensions
Weight 945.00g (30.39oz t)
Stock Code
WAT 119919
Medium
Art Deco circa 1925
Signed/Inscribed
Lacloche Freres with dial by Vladimir Makovsky
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