Lot 36
  • 36

18 Karat Gold and Metal Clip-Watch, Cartier, France

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold
8,125 USD
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Description

  • gold, metal
The circular dial with Arabic numerals and baton indicators and blue steeled hands, within a gold case, supporting a gold and metal clip, manual movement, gross weight approximately 20 dwts, the dial signed Cartier, caseback numbered 79254, clip numbered 07920, caseback inscribed J.McM, 11-8-38, WE, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1938. With signed and fitted box.

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, Magnificent Jewels, Formerly From the Collection of Tony Duquette, December 9, 2010, lot 382.

Catalogue Note

This watch was a gift to Johnny McMullin from Wallis and Edward, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (inscribed on the back with the date 11-8-38). Johnny McMullin was a well known journalist for Vogue from the 1910s and was the 'adopted' son of Elsie de Wolfe. The Windsors, like de Wolfe, leaned on McMullin, as he was basically a cavalier servant, a walker and a man about town. The provenance of this watch was from Johnny McMullin to his sister, Eliza Gallois, to Tony Duquette.
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