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Not Rene Lalique: 5 and 3/4 inches or about 15 cm total height small round boat motif clock on an incorporated waves base. Lot No. 40 Est: £3000 - £5000.

Model: Bunk-Clock-1 Circa 1935. Note: We have only listed this clock so that we can alert readers that we know of no documentary evidence that Rene Lalique had anything to do with this clock. No seller making the claim of Lalique involvement including the latest seller, has ever provided us with documentary evidence to back-up the claim of some kind of Lalique attachment.

FEBRUARY 2024 UPDATE: The holder of the ATO Archives is the Japanese watch company Swatch. SWATCH confirmed directly to us after researching the ATO Archives at our request, that there is no document in the ATO Archives connecting René Lalique to the Normandie Clock. See the full announcement HERE!

This is the entire lot description verbatim from the auction house: "Rene Lalique and Léon Hatot for ATO, an opalescent glass Normandie clock, designed circa 1935, the central ocean liner and gilt backed sunray design within a chapter ring of Arabic numerals, on a rustic wave base, moulded marks ATO Made in France, 15cm high Note: the clock was commissioned for the maiden trans Atlantic voyage of the Art Deco ocean liner SS Normandie in 1935, for which Lalique also produced a wine service, and was available in two versions. Rene Lalique's collaboration with the French clock company ATO, founded by Léon Hatot, is documented in the ATO archives and confirmed by Hatot's relatives."

UK - Gloucestershire - Moreton-in-Marsh - London Road - Cotswold Business Village enquiries@kinghamsauctioneers.com +44 01608 695695 Senior Consultant Mark Oliver and Associate Director/Senior Valuer John Keightley are your sale contacts for this clock. Date of Sale: 2022-12-08 Sales Results: The clock sold for a hammer price of £4000 plus commissions for an all-in total of £4848 according to LiveAuctioneers.   Kingham & Orme https://kinghamsauctioneers.com/

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