An impressive decorative Art Deco Clock and Lamp

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A splendid art deco clock and lamp, circa 1925, France.
An impressive art deco clock and lamp made in terracotta, patinated in imitation of bronze, showing two seductive opposing ladies holding a large opalescent glass sphere with a light inside. The clock dial is set into the rectangular base that supports the figures.
This spectacular and unique Art Deco clock is striking for its large size, one meter high, and the plasticity of the figures. A clock that will certainly not go unnoticed in any setting.

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Art Deco Style

Art Deco, also called style moderne, is a movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Its name was derived from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, where the style was first exhibited. Art Deco design represented modernism turned into fashion. Its products included both individually crafted luxury items and mass-produced wares, but, in either case, the intention was to create a sleek and anti-traditional elegance that symbolized wealth and sophistication.

French Art Deco clock and lamp
French Art Deco clock and lamp

The distinguishing features of the style are simple, clean shapes, often with a “streamlined” look; ornament that is geometric or stylized from representational forms; and unusually varied, often expensive materials, which frequently include man-made substances (plastics, especially Bakelite; vita-glass; and ferroconcrete) in addition to natural ones (jade, silver, ivory, obsidian, chrome, and rock crystal). Though Art Deco objects were rarely mass-produced, the characteristic features of the style reflected admiration for the modernity of the machine and for the inherent design qualities of machine-made objects (e.g., relative simplicity, planarity, symmetry, and unvaried repetition of elements).

Dimensions55 × 44 × 100 cm



20th Century

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