BOUCHERON. An Art Deco lapis lazuli and coral desk clock

BOUCHERON. An Art Deco lapis lazuli and coral desk clock

Of geometric design, the rectangular-shaped lapis lazuli clock face carved with a linear design, applied with yellow gold Arabic numerals and openwork hands, mounted on a stepped agate surround, supported by a lapis and yellow gold base embellished with coral sections, mechanical movement by Vacheron Constantin, circa 1929, the base and winding stem signed Boucheron Paris. Exhibited: Les Arts De La Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, Musée Galleria, June 1929. Boucheron, 130 Années de Creation et d'Emotion, Institut de France, Musée Jacquemart-Andre, Paris, 16 September - 31 October 1998. Literature: Cf. Figaro Supplément Artistique, Jeudi 13 Juin 1929, P.608 for a page of illustrations showing Boucheron's entries for the exhibition, amongst which is this clock. This page is reproduced above. Cf. Gilles Neret, Boucheron Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, Rizzoli New York, P121 for an illustration of this clock. Cf. Gilles Neret, Boucheron Le Joaillier Du Temps, Rizzoli New York, P175 for a full page photo of this clock.

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