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Attractive jadeite, coral, mother-of-pearl, enamel and diamond desk timepiece, Cartier, circa 1926
The circular dial set with mother-of-pearl inlays, black enamelled hands and Roman numerals, the bezel composed of carved jadeite and accented with coral, diamonds and enamel, the onyx base embellished with carved jadeite and diamonds, measurements approximately 115 x 116 x 39mm, dial signed Cartier, case signed European Watch & Clock, numbered, French assay and partial maker's marks.
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Literature

Cf.The Art of Cartier, exh. cat., Musée du Petit Palais, 20 October 1989 - 20 January 1990, Paris, 1989, pg. 150. 
Cf.: Jader Barracca, Giuanpiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier, Milan, 1989, pg. 170 for an illustration of a timepiece of similar design.

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3

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Geneva