Maurice Dufrène Patinated Bronze Dancing Figures Clock
This clock by Maurice Dufrène, in green and brown patinated bronze, features dancing figures of a man and a woman, modeled by Félix Voulot for the Parisian atelier, La Maison Moderne. The daring clock form demonstrates the height and the heart of French Art Nouveau; with it's swinging, sinuous lines and wonderful naturalistic ginkgo leaf details we can consider this unusually patinated clock with lovers, mid-embrace atop of it, to be nothing short of a masterpiece of its time.
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Artist: Maurice Dufrène (clock); Félix Voulot (figural sculpture)
Dimensions: 21.75" height, 8" width, 5.5" depth
Materials: Bronze, Gilt brass clock hands
Signed: "F. Voulot 1900"
Literature: Clock pictured in The Paris Salons: 1895-1914, Volume V: Objects d'Art & Metalware, by Alastair Duncan, pp. 38 and 227; Clock also pictured in L'Orfèvrerie et Le Bronze, L'Art Decoratif, By Charles Torquet, p. 207
Exhibition History: Similar model of this clock is part of the permanent collection of the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg