Rare French Art Deco Jasper and Bronze Chinoiserie Wall Clock by Hour Lavign. Bronze body of clock in the shape of an important pagoda in rich green color with burnt orange and red highlights. A glass hinged panel outlined in gold bronze border adorned with vibrant jasper gems, hand painted dial depicting two love birds sitting on a perch admist an orange and red background surmounted with a gold bronze circular chinese motif. Jasper stone is an ancient gemstone often mentioned in Bible and other classical sources. It symbolizes endurance, perserverance, and tenacity, shielding from others negativity. Beneath the glass panel is a pair of jasper gem dragons outlined in gold bronze. A matching circular bronze chinese motif rests on the side of the clock. The back is labeled "JUST" ESTABLISSEMENT HOUR LAVIGNE, FRANCE.
Hour Lavigne, Paris clock company with origins since 1848. Charles Hour joined forces with Maurice Lavigne in 1927 and formed Hour Lavigne et Cie. Renownked company for producing clocks to luxury retailers such as Bacarrat, Cartier, Hermes, and Tiffany.
Style: Art Deco in the Chinoiserie Style
Place of Origin: Paris, France
Dimensions: 31"h, 19"w, 4.5"d