Highly desirable art deco marble jumping hours clock with patinated and lacquered bronze sculpture by Sybille May.
The bronze signed. The clock inscribed "8 days made in France".
I am not horology specialist but have been told by a watchmaker that movement could be early Jaeger. Moreover early Cartier pieces, special orders, were fitted with these movements. There are no visible manufacturer marks but several numbers engraved under the marble.
The clock works.
Sibylle May's worked in the interwar period in France (shown from 1925 to 1935), probably in Paris .
She was part of of Arthur Goldscheider launched groups of artists La Stele and L'Evolution and was known for her partly from Cubism influenced statuettes in the style of Art Deco and other decorative items.
Some of her angular ceramic figures were decorated in subtle monochromatic hues by her friend and colleague of the group La Stele , Édouard Cazaux (1889-1974). She also collaborated with the sculptor Pierre Le Faguays .
May worked with bronze (partly gilded) and ceramics; Many of her straightforward works, which are limited to the essentials, were artfully realized and marketed by the Goldscheiders foundry. Other works were produced and distributed by Éditeur d'art Albert Buisson.
French. Circa 1925.
28cm 10.5cm 32cm