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Art Deco Shagreen Mantle Clock

£ 1,875

Art Deco Shagreen Mantel Clock. Featuring silver edging and framed enamelled white dial, standing on four ivory feet.

The base has a small plaque which reads: Made in England The art deco mantle clock has a french eight day movement and has been recently serviced.

Shagreen is a leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a Stingray. This type of Shagreen was first made popular by Jean-Claude Galluchat (d1774) a master leather worker in the Court of Louis XV in France. It became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy and later throughout Europe. Shagreen is derived from the French word "Chagrin".

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.
Year
c. 1930
Medium
Shagreen, Ivory
Country
United Kingdom