Dome table clock in cloisonné enamel.
All the exuberance, poetry and delicacy of Oriental floral decorations radiates from this unique piece in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel.
The enameler used a considerable 32.4 m of gold wire (64.8 g) measuring 0.2 x 0.6 mm in cross-section to outline the pattern of interlacing flowers, leaves and tendrils, which extends to form an arbor over the dome. He then worked with a palette of transparent and opalescent enamels in 11 colors to create harmony and depth in this composition of reds and greens on a pale-pink ground. Each enameled plate required from 9 to 12 firings at a temperature of 900°C. The hour circle, adorned with black-enameled Roman numerals, frames a dial center in cloisonné enamel.
This piece is powered by the caliber 17’’’ PEND mechanical movement rewound by an electric motor.