Léon Hatot, Lalique Doves Léon Hatot, (ATO), "Electrique", No. 31332, the case by R. Lalique. Made circa 1910. Fine and very rare, pressed frosted glass electric Art Nouveau mantel clock. To be sold without reserve Semi-circular, the front decorated with four doves among branches, flowers and berries, frosted top, wooden back with brass door. Silvered, black Arabic numerals, outer minute track, the center cut away to expose the hour and minute wheels. Black steel skeleton spade hands. 11 cm., brass, electromagnetic pendulum, battery contacts. Case signed R. Lalique, dial signed ATO, movement signed Leon Hatot, Fabricants, Paris. Dim. Length 21.5 cm., height 15.5 cm. Notes René Lalique (1860 -1945) Trained in Paris and London, in 1885 Lalique took over the workshop of the Parisian jeweler Jules d'Estape. He revolutionized jewelery design, preferring vividly colored gemstones over more traditional precious stones. Motifs such as nymphs and flowers were typical of Lalique's Art Nouveau work, and his clients included the actress Sarah Bernhardt. Lalique’s glassware came to embody the flamboyant Art Deco style. At the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris he exhibited his "Tourbillon" or "Whirlwind" vases, in which he clearly embraced the highly geometric style of the Jazz Age.