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Albert Cheuret
MANTEL CLOCK
Estimate
40,00060,000
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154
Albert Cheuret
MANTEL CLOCK
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Albert Cheuret
MANTEL CLOCK
inscribed Albert Cheuret
silvered bronze and onyx
6 1/4 x 17 x 4 in. (15.8 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
ca. 1925
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Provenance

Acquired by the present owner in  Los Angeles, 1975

Literature

Yvonne Brunhamer, Le Style 1925, Paris, n.d., p. 141
Bevis Hillier, The World of Art Deco, New York, 1971, p. 32
Alain Lesieutre, The Spirit and Splendour of Art Deco, New York, 1974, pp. 273-274 and pl. 259
Frederick Brandt, Late 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985, p. 232, fig. 96

Catalogue Note

In 1922 when the world heard of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, the craze for Egyptian styles and motifs began.  The interest of Art Deco artists in the Egyptian style was appropriate to their quest for the exotic and in adapting the styles and forms of this dramatic aesthetic to their own designs.  One of the most famous objects created in the Egyptian style during this period was this mantel clock by Albert Cheuret.  Its form resembles that of an Egyptian headdress with its stylized tresses sweeping down and out in a pyramidal shape.

 

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