A Distinct and Exceptional Art Deco Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond and Enamel 'Chinoiserie' Desk Clock, by Tiffany & Co.,

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Lot 657
A Distinct and Exceptional Art Deco Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond and Enamel 'Chinoiserie' Desk Clock,
by Tiffany & Co., Circa 1929

Sold for HK$ 1,313,125 (US$ 169,218) inc. premium
A Distinct and Exceptional Art Deco Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond and Enamel 'Chinoiserie' Desk Clock, by Tiffany & Co., Circa 1929
The square black enamel case, set with finely carved jadeite doors, centring upon a blue painted-enamel floral panel, to a two-tiered onyx top, the spherical lapis lazuli push-button opens to reveal a nephrite inset strip, and a colourful painted-enamel dial depicting a Chinese landscape with a heron and gazelle in a pond-garden, within a lapis lazuli frame, to rose-cut diamond hands and Arabic hour numerals, held together by black lacquered column and lapis lazuli spherical hinges, completed by a lapis lazuli base, to a black onyx platform, mechanical movement, door panel signed Tiffany & Co., movement signed Vacheron & Constantin, inside door panel signed Verger, numbered, French assay marks, retractable doors, height 14.0cm, width 10.5cm, depth 5.0cm, fitted case

Footnotes

  • 瑰麗稀有裝飾藝術時期翡翠,軟玉,青金石,鑽石及琺瑯'中國風'座鐘,蒂芙尼,約1929年代
    高度14.0厘米,寬度10.5厘米,深度5.0厘米

    Property from a European Private Collection
    歐洲收藏家之珍藏

    Art Deco Tiffany Clock
    During the Art Deco era, Tiffany offered delicate and elaborately-made enamel clocks with Eastern cultural elements, often using landscapes, auspicious mythical animals and clouds as themes. Several workshops were often hired simultaneously to supply the watchmaking components. Tiffany collaborated with Vacheron & Constantin, and Verger Frères to supply the fine caseworks for timepieces.

    Each element of the desk clock, was handmade. A team of six or seven specialist watch-makers were used for the manufacture of one clock. In addition to the watchmakers, there were designers, goldsmiths, enamellers, lapidaries, stone-setters and polishers involved. This clock(lot 657) features carved jadeite, nephrite, lapis lazuli, onyx, diamonds, lacquer, finely painted enamel and cloisonné work demonstrating the diversity of materials used. The result being a unique collaboration between East and West techniques showcasing the very best of the fashionable Art Deco period.

    References
    Pierre Rainero, Evelyne Possémé, Stephen Harrison, Sarah D. Coffin, Sarah Davis, Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection, 2017, P200-201: the collaboration with Vacheron Constantin and Verger Frères

    John Loring, Tiffany timepieces, 2004, P55: Tiffany's small clocks with Orientalist motifs


    裝飾藝術時期蒂芙尼座鐘
    於裝飾藝術時期,蒂芙尼精工製作擁有東方文化元素及非常考究的琺瑯座鐘,常以山水、吉祥的神話動物及雲彩為主題。他們會同時聘用幾家工作室以供應製表的零件。蒂芙尼(Tiffany&Co.)與江詩丹頓(Vacheron&Constantin)及供應高雅精緻錶殼的Verger Frères建立了合作關係。

    座鐘的每一個部分都是手工製作。製作一個座鐘須要一組六至七名的鐘錶製造專家團隊。除了製錶師,還有設計師、金匠、琺瑯、寶石、鑲石、和拋光的工匠參與其中。這只座鐘(拍品657)採用了精雕翡翠、軟玉、青金石、瑪瑙、鑽石、漆器、彩繪珐琅和景泰藍,展示了所用材料的多樣性。成品糅合了東西方各具特色的工藝,最能呈現裝飾藝術時期的時尚風貌。

    參考文獻
    皮埃爾·雷諾羅(Pierre Rainero),伊夫琳·波塞米(Evelyne Possémé),斯蒂芬·哈里森(Stephen Harrison),莎拉·達·科芬(Sarah D.Coffin),莎拉·戴維斯(Sarah Davis),裝飾藝術時代的瑰麗珠寶:薩德魯丁·阿加汗(Sadruddin Aga Khan)親王收藏,2017年,P200-201:與江詩丹頓和Verger Frères的合作

    約翰·羅林(John Loring),蒂芙尼時計,2004年,P55:帶有東方文化圖案的蒂芙尼小型座鐘
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A Distinct and Exceptional Art Deco Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond and Enamel 'Chinoiserie' Desk Clock, by Tiffany & Co.,
A Distinct and Exceptional Art Deco Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond and Enamel 'Chinoiserie' Desk Clock, by Tiffany & Co.,
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