Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Enamel Agate Diamond Desk Clock

Ohhhh I love clocks!! Especially those little Art Deco table clocks, made by Cartier, Chaumet, Van Cleef and Arpels. But it where not only the famous French jewelry brands who made them. What to think about American leading jewelry company Tiffany & Co?

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Albert Einstein said that ‘time is an illusion’ but this incredibly handsome Tiffany & Co desk clock in nò mirage! I found this important, French made(!) 1920’s rare Art Deco Tiffany & Co Diamond and Agate Desk Clock. A true beauty! A real treasure! This beautiful desk clock is based on an agate with rounded corners, each centring a floral diamond cluster.

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The clock’s dial is beautifully made in a reflective salmon-colored guilloche enamel work, surrounded by a gold dial with white enamel rings. The dial-hands are made of diamonds in the typical manner of Tiffany & Co.

This stunning little presious Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Desk Clock is signed Tiffany & Co New York, hallmarked and french maker’s marks (ED).

 

Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré Pendant Watch

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Drawing a delicate line between fine watchmaking and high jewelry, Cartier unveils Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré pendant watch at the world’s most luxurious watch exhibition, SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The unique object, inspired by the Art Deco style and made of 18K white gold, diamonds, sapphires and onyx can be categorized as a pendant as well as a watch. Paying tribute to the French jewelry house’s rich heritage, it can also be flaunted as a Cartier medallion.

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The pendant, designed by an expert hand, takes the form of a butterfly with its outstretched lines and rhythmical curves. The wings are comprised of sapphires, with rows of diamonds making up the body. The heart of the transparent dial is fitted with a mysterious double tourbillon caliber 9463 MC, suspended in the void.

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The chain of geometrical motifs set with diamonds is adorned with a perfectly detachable 25.93 carat oval perfect blue sapphire, an extraordinary jewel from Sri Lanka.

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The fully decorated watch movement is visible on the rear face via a sapphire back. Water-resistant up to 100 feet, the Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré pendant watch is a unique piece.

 

Cartier Gold Table Clock

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Cartier Art Deco Yellow Gold Table Clock (Click photo to enlarge).

I lòve watches, and I lòve clocks… those litte tiny French desk or table clocks. Regular visitors of Yakymour see them sometimes as background decoration in different posts. This Cartier Art Deco clock is made of 18k solid yellow gold, with a luminous dial for reading any time. The hands look to have been retouched, but the package includes the original fitted leather presentation box or foudral. The 5 day movement inside was made by Lemania, who was making mechanical movements for a lot of top watchmakers at the time.

by Jean Amr

Lacloche Frères Art Deco Clock

With its sleek geometric forms and bold, Eastern-inspired color palette, the present clock by Lacloche Frères epitomizes Art Deco style. Eastern symbols and aesthetics proved the perfect companion to the crisp lines of the Art Deco era, with design firms incorporating Chinese, Indian and Egyptian-inspired motifs into their works.

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Lacloche Frères, Art Deco hardstone, coral, ruby and lacquer desk clock (Click photo to enlarge)

This example takes a form that resembles a Chinese gong, suspended within an angular frame and rested upon a plinth. The colors too hold symbolic meanings in Chinese culture, with red symbolizing fire, good fortune and joy and black often symbolizing the neutrality of water. It is fitting that Lacloche Frères would pick this color palette, as the yin and yang quality of the hues sits in harmony with its repetitive square and rectangular motifs.

At the time this clock was made, Lacloche Frères was considered one of the finest jewelers in the world. Having taken over Fabergé’s London workshop in 1920, the firm gained popularity for their intricate designs, most notably with vanity cases, boxes and clocks. The present example, created at the height of the firm’s popularity and created in a purely Art Deco form, is a rare glimpse into the elegance of the Art Deco time.

The coral-hued dial with Arabic numeral indexes and stylized arrow hands, within a silver-gilt case applied with black and red lacquer, the frame and base composed of agate, coral and onyx carved and applied in geometric motifs, further decorated with cabochon rubies, onyx and agate sugarloaf cabochons and coral beads and rings, measuring approximately 5 by 6 by 2¼ inches, the mounts composed of 18 karat gold, manual movement, the gold mounts signed Lacloche Frères, with French assay and partial workshop marks, the case signed Lacloche Frères, numbered 892, with scratch numbered 7.5.5.D.V., with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1930. With signed and fitted box.

by Jean Amr

Flowers, Crystal, Art Deco, the perfect combination

I love flowers. All kinds of… (ok… I have my preferences). I love the Art Deco style (ok….I have my preferences in that too). Flowers you have to put in a vase, and I have many of them… In all kind of shapes, sizes, styles and materials, like glass, crystal or porcelain. Most of them related in some way to the Art Deco style, but also some Empire. Some very cheap, others some special handmade precious items. Always surging for something special on the internet, or in some little secondhand shops…. to find something to put my flowers in….

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William Yeoward Crystal Cristina Footed Trumpet Vase 16″ / 40cm

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I found an amazing range of fantastic vases! A fabulous collection of handmade and handcut crystal with dramatic cutting. The shapes are really wonderful. Traditional Art Deco trumpet shapes (ohh I love!) or modern dramatically cut spherical vases. All manner of sizes are available, from small bud vases to magnificent table centre vases. Delicately engraved or with bold flat cuts – designs for any setting. But those Art Deco style trumpet vases…..

………they are made for my flowers! Really!! They are!! That’s crystal clear!!

William Yeoward Crystal Victoria Footed Trumpet Vase 9″ / 23cm
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Found on http://www.williamyeowardcrystal.com/

by Jean Amr