ODYV French Art Deco CHARIOT Clock Garniture Set Complete

ART DECO-Modernism


Designer VerificationSigned
Measures (Inches)
- Height: 9.5 - Length: 16

ODYV, the brand name of French Art Deco sculptors and ceramic artists Berlot & Mussier, who were French art deco masters and here is a clock garniture set which is considered to be one of their most important master-pieces.  
Chariot clocks date back to the 1600s and have exist in many forms since then.  Here we have the French art deco version in a beautiful cyan and fade silver.
I love the way the charging horses are kicking up waves and this is mirrored in the pair of vases.
The stylised manes of the horses give real weight and a sense of power to them, no wonder the gladiator driver is leaning back and holding on.  I think this piece has a real sense of captured motion.
Complete garniture set with the architectural side vases,  signed ODYV to the base and all 3 pieces numbered 55.  The 8 day clock movement needs a clean, I have not entered further into it than that, but this is the only garniture of this style I have ever seen complete with the original movement still in it.