Wall clock | Wright

Wright-Wall clock

Estimated value: 5000-7000 US$

Auction:
Modernist 20 Century

Sales date: 2004-12-05

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 138

Design

Eugenio Quarti, Carlo Bugatti

Architonic id

4106395

Wood, brass, enamel, mother of pearl
12.25"w x 5.25"d x 28.5"h
Bugatti and Quarti, Bugatti's son-in-law, collaborated on this Art Nouveau wall clock, which boldly illustrates both artist's styles. Quarti is recognized for his pure Art Nouveau style rendered with sinewy lines which is countered by Bugatti's symmetry of stylized insects inlaid in a rectilinear pattern.
Literature:
Eugenio E Mario Quarti, Comune Di Milano, pg. 8 for discussion on their collaboration