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Coral, mother-of-pearl, onyx  and rock crystal timepiece, 'Pendule Ecran', Cartier
The rectangular dial set with mother-of-pearl, applied with gold Roman numerals, the hands designed as a dragon, within a gold case decorated with coral batons, the sides and reverse embellished with mother-of-pearl, to two rock crystal half rings supporting an onyx and gold pedestal, measurements approximately 95 x 72 x 135mm, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, winding key deficient.
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Literature

Cf.: Franco Cologni and Ettore Mocchetti, L'Objet Cartier. 150 Ans de Tradition et d'Innovation, Paris, 1992, pgs. 91, 95, 126-127, for other examples of Asian influenced Art Deco timepieces. 

Cf.: Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier, London, 2007, pgs. 280-285 for other examples of timepieces from the 1920s.

Cf.: Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier, Wrist International, Milan 1989, pg. 177, for an other example of a similar timepiece.

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