Decorative Arts
silvered bronze, enamel, marble
Overall: 19 1/2 × 8 × 7 1/2 in. (49.53 × 20.32 × 19.05 cm)
Jean Goulden’s metalwork and enameled clock is a well-known icon of the Art Deco style. The artist was fascinated by the Byzantine enamels he discovered at Mount Athos in Greece. Goulden, who created about 150 works of art in silver and enamel, was taught by the master enameler and lacquerer Jean Dunand, whose work is on view in the next gallery.
Inscribed (lower back):: XLVII 29 JEAN GOULDEN
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1929;

Cinquantenaire de l'Exposition de 1925, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1976-1977;

Jean Dunand. Jean Goulden, Galerie du Luxembourg, May-June 1973;

"L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France 1789-1989, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Mar 30 - July 30, 1989
©artist or artist’s estate

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