Silvered bronze mantel clock by Jean-René Debarre, estimated at €2500-3300 at Quittenbaum in Munich.

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He spent several years teaching sculpture, before winning the prestigious Prix Blumenthal, an award that paid 10,000 francs for two years. It enabled him to abandon teaching and concentrate on his artistic career.

He worked on numerous architectural projects, but also produced sculptures and reliefs in a variety of different materials from bronze to marble and ebony.

Sometime c.1930, he created this 12in (31cm) high silvered bronze mantel clock on an octagonal onyx base, which is for sale at Quittenbaum in Munich on May 26 with a guide of €2500-3300.