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Fine European Works of Art & Clocks

 
Lot 32
 

A VERY FINE FRENCH ART DECO ONYX, MOTHER OF PEARL AND ENAMELLED SILVER GILT MINIATURE TRAVELLING CARRIAGE CLOCK BY LINZELER & MARCHAK

A VERY FINE FRENCH ART DECO ONYX, MOTHER OF PEARL AND ENAMELLED SILVER GILT MINIATURE TRAVELLING CARRIAGE CLOCK BY LINZELER & MARCHAK, circa 1925, the case in silver gilt with red enamel panels, the side panels with silver gilt oval scrolling roundels, the shallow domed top in black onyx with a lapis blue enamelled top finial, raised on two chambered rectangular black onyx plinth supports bound with two black enamelled silver gilt bars with lapis blue enamel stud terminals, the chamfered square mother-of-pearl and abalone mosaic dial depicting a Chinoiserie style dragon with red enamel and silver gilt scales, glazed by a carved convex rock crystal cover, framed by a red enamel bezel with silver gilt Roman numerals, the rear door with an onyx stud handle and the interior door panel enamelled in black, the case signed to the bottom edge of the interior rear door 'Marchack & Linzeler', stamped '8827' with a French assay mark, the case also stamped '8827' to the interior of a silver side panel, the timepiece movement winding from the back with level platform escapement, fifteen jewels, the movement stamped 'JTC' in a double diamond for the Geneva Watch Co. and numbered '55631', 7.5cm high

Auction Comparable: See Christies, New York, 11 April 2001, Magnificent Jewels, Lot 205, A larger mantel clock by Linzeler & Marchak from the same period with a similar style mosaic dial, hands and base

Sold for £10,625

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