An early 20th century French marquetry boudoir timepiece Vladimir Makovsky for Black, Starr and Frost

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Lot 6
An early 20th century French marquetry boudoir timepiece
Vladimir Makovsky for Black, Starr and Frost

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,600 - 6,100

Fine Clocks

12 Dec 2012, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

An early 20th century French marquetry boudoir timepiece
Vladimir Makovsky for Black, Starr and Frost
The rectangular burr elm case surmounted by a green stone finial over double doors concealing the 1.5 inch Roman marquetry dial enriched with a garden vignette, the numerals engraved on mother-of-pearl leaf shaped cartouches within an abalone shell border, the exterior and interior surfaces of each door with conforming decoration, raised on two green stone blocks over a double plinth base, the Swiss 8 day watch type movement with lever escapement and mainspring mounted on the backplate, wound via the greenstone finial. 11cm (4.25in)

Footnotes

  • Vladimir Makovsky worked for Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels, as well as Black, Starr and Frost.
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