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Fine lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, nephrite and gem set timepiece, Cartier, circa 1930
The dial formed as a sphere set with lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl, the dial surrounded by elongated cabochon emeralds and rose diamonds, to three carved nephrite owls with cabochon emeralds and rose diamonds eyes, supporting a lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl pedestal, measurements approximately 90 x 80 x 80mm, dial signed Cartier, numbered, French assay marks for gold.
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Literature

Cf.: J. Barracca, G. Negretti, and F. Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier, pg. 71;

F. Chaille, F. Cologni, The Cartier Collection - Timepieces, pg. 309. for illustrations of timepieces of similar design.

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