Five stylish examples of Art Deco offered on estimated at under £1000

Art Deco was a stylistic movement that came to the fore in the 1920s. The main focus was furniture, jewellery, decorative arts and architecture.

Art Deco mantel clock

An Art Deco mantel clock estimated at £500-800 at Chiswick Auctions.

Its name comes from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exhibition held in Paris in 1925 where items with the trademark design of sleek shapes with bold outlines and strong colours were first shown to the world.

Today, Art Deco objects are still regarded as sophisticated, refined and visually interesting – and plenty of examples of the style in an array of different forms are available at auctions on

Here are five upcoming items that caught our eye.

1. Rochard mantel clock

The Art Deco mantel clock, pictured above, comes flanked by a pair of bronze garnitures depicting pheasants which are signed I. Rochard. All are raised on stepped coloured marble plinths.

Irénée Rochard was a French decorative sculptor who worked in bronze and marble and this lot is estimated at £500-800 at Chiswick Auctions on December 12.

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2. Silver and enamel cigar case

An Edward VIII silver and enamel Art Deco cigar case by Beddoes & Co, Birmingham is offered at Cheffins on December 12.

Dating from 1936, it has a piano hinged cover decorated with sky blue guilloché enamel and a gilded interior.

It is estimated at £80-120.

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3. Desk stand with inkwells

This Art Deco-style desk stand with a pair of bronzed spelter inkwells and a seated Alsatian figure, comes with two metal plaques cast with female fairies representing day and night.

With a brass pedestal ashtray in the form of a snails shell also included in the lot, it is estimated at £50-80 at Richard Winterton on December 11.

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4. Japy Freres clock

This French Art Deco marble mantel clock, surmounted by a spelter dog on a four column case, has a movement stamped Japy Freres – a firm that dates back to 1806.

It is estimated at £80-120 at Richard Winterton on December 11.

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5. Diamond ear pendants

This pair of Art Deco jade and diamond ear pendants, each designed as a polished jade drop mounted with single collet set old cut diamond, is estimated at £200-300 at Halls on December 11.

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