"DEUX FIGURINES" CLOCK, MARCILHAC NO. 726
model introduced 1926
molded and frosted glass, patinated bronze
engraved R. Lalique
14¾ x 1⅞ x 5¾ in. (37.4 x 35.1 x 14.6 cm)
Overall in good condition. The clock includes two small light bulbs to the underside of the base and connected to two light switches on either side of the metallic base, as pictured on the catalogue photography. The glass surface in excellent condition with very minor surface scratches concentrated to the relief surfaces. The central clock panel is missing its two original hands and the original central bolt, the latter not detrimental to the piece’s stability. The metallic base with very light surface scratches and minor loss to the gilt surface concentrated to the side edges and consistent with age and use. An iconic and highly decorative model by Lalique. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components which have not been tested at the time of cataloguing and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
René Lalique, Catalogue des Verreries de René Lalique, Paris, 1932, p. 78
Félix Marcilhac, René Lalique, 1860-1945: maître-verrier: analyse de l'oeuvre et catalogue raisonné
, Paris, 1989, p. 104