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Cartier
A FINE AND RARE ROCK CRYSTAL GOLD AND ENAMEL DIAMOND-SET ARCH-FORM DESK TIMEPIECE NO 135 CIRCA 1920
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
74
Cartier
A FINE AND RARE ROCK CRYSTAL GOLD AND ENAMEL DIAMOND-SET ARCH-FORM DESK TIMEPIECE NO 135 CIRCA 1920
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE AND RARE ROCK CRYSTAL GOLD AND ENAMEL DIAMOND-SET ARCH-FORM DESK TIMEPIECE NO 135 CIRCA 1920
• manual winding jewelled movement • translucent blue enamel dial over an engine-turned ground, engraved glass layer depicting two playful cherubs on clouds with cascading fabric, diamond-set hands • white enamel chapter ring with gold Roman numerals spaced by fleurettes, diamond-set band, arch-form rock crystal back, lower corners accented with diamond-set rosettes, silver case back with rock crystal strut • case signed
dimensions 81 x 67 mm
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With a fitted presentation case.

Catalogue Note

A comparable timepiece with engraved glass dial featuring winged cherubs was sold in Sotheby's, Important watches, Clocks and Automata sale in October 2009, lot 30.

Similar examples but not featuring such a rare and extraordinary dial are illustrated in: Nadelhoffer, H., Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary, pl. 55, and Barracca, J., Negretti, G., and Nencini, F., Le Temps de Cartier, pp. 108.

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