Citrine Orangutan Clock by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof

  • This extraordinary gemstone clock was crafted by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof
  • Its three orangutans have been impeccably hand carved from citrine
  • Masterfully crafted, it demonstrates Zadora's remarkable skill, as well as the beauty of the citrine
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Item No. 31-3773

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Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof follows in the tradition of the great jewelry maison Cartier with this extraordinary gemstone clock. Cartier began the practice of incorporating animal forms and precious materials into their timepieces during the Art Deco period, primarily using antique Chinese materials to bring their clocks to life. Zadora takes the practice a step further by carving his own gemstone masterpieces for his clocks, such as this example that features three impeccably carved orangutans. Crafted from citrine, the animals are not only depicted with a high level of detail, but Zadora also manages to capture the distinctive personalities and intelligence of the creatures. They laze atop palm fronds crafted from gold, surrounding the clock with its blue guilloche enamel face at the center. All together, Zadora brings to this timepiece the same degree of imagination and perfection that characterizes all other parts of his oeuvre, from his jewelry and desktop accessories to his sculpture.

Marked "Zadora"

7 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" deep x 7 1/4" high
Citrine Orangutan Clock by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Mantel Clocks
Depth: 4.5 Inches
Width: 7.75 Inches
Height: 7.25 Inches

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