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The "Art Nouveau Clock with Helianthemum" from 1897 - which has been reissued for the first time for the "Limited Masterworks 2019" collection - is a striking example of the work of Meissen's Art Nouveau modeller Konrad Julius Hentschel. In a style typical of the period, Hentschel excelled in expertly combining form and functionality to create a harmonious whole and integrate artful aesthetics into everyday life. The organic shapes, muted pastel tones and an inclination towards nature and mysticism are all in line with the spirit of the times. Brilliant highlights are set selectively in the red hair of the nymph and the real gold clock face in the shape of a sunrose - the flower that gives the piece its name. With his opulent Art Nouveau clock, Hentschel has given us a wistful glimpse into a bygone era, prompting admiration time and time again.