Gold sautoir, 'Muslim Prayer Bead' necklace, Cartier
20,000 - 25,000 CHF
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Composed of a line of polished and fluted gold beads, accented with knot motifs, the pendant of gold corded wire design supported by a motif inscribed with Arabic letters, inner length approximately 690mm, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay marks, case stamped Cartier.
Cf.: F. Chaille, The Cartier Collection; Jewelry, Paris, 2007, pgs. 11 and 289, for an illustration of a necklace of similar design.
This model was first created by Cartier in 1947 under the name 'Arabic Sautoir'; it continued to be produced until the 1970s as the 'Muslim Prayer Bead' necklace.