Designed by Jean Puiforcat, these 1930s clocks are the finest examples of French geometric art-deco style.
We love French decorative modernism of the 1930s more and more. Complex rectangular shapes of the objects remind us postmodern aesthetic as well as its popular comeback today. One of the masters of French art-deco is Jean Puiforcat, fourth generation of Puiforcat brand founded in 1820 and specialized in silverwork production.
Jean Puiforcat pushed the production further to avant-garde movement during the 1920s and 1930s. Round clock were created by Puiforcat in 1932 and are re-edited now by the company. Other two clocks composed of silvered metal, brass and white-veined grey marble were designed for Hour-Lavigne around 1930 and were sold at Christies auction in Paris in 2011.
Image Cortesy of Puiforcat and Christies.