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An Art Deco Spectacular French Marble clock by ATO
An Outstanding example of a French Marble ATO Clock retaining original Hands to Silverplate Face and rear Silverplate mechanism cover.. Exquisite marble in two colours of veined Beige and green. General condition is excellent with soft patina as can be expected for the many decades. One of the first electric clocks was invented by French engineer Henri Châton in 1841.
The ATO Clock represents “Assemble To Order”
“The same year, the trademark ATO appears. A patent application is filed in 1923. Electric clocks are produced in Besançon in a partially rebuilt factory in the rue de la Rotonde. ATO provides its movements to the renowned glassmaker René Lalique. In return, Lalique designs and makes clocks that are proposed under the ATO mark. Throughout this time, Léon Hatot also maintains a workshop for jewellery and highly decorated watch cases in Paris.”
Dimensions maximums approx.: 42cm long x 24cm high x 9cm deep. France. Circa 1925.
This clock has been converted to a current movement and the original movement will be supplied with the clock