CARTIER | A LIMITED EDITION BLACK LACQUERED AND PALLADIUM FINISHED FOUNTAIN PEN DEPICTING PANDA BEARS, CIRCA 2011
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD
A LIMITED EDITION BLACK LACQUERED AND PALLADIUM FINISHED FOUNTAIN PEN DEPICTING PANDA BEARS, CIRCA 2011
• fountain pen (no. 137/888) palladium finished with black and white lacquered panda design, cap engraved Cartier and 137/888, mother of pearl cabochon on top of cap and bottom of pen • fountain pen with an 18k gold nib engraved with Cartier logo, palladium plated clip • accompanied by presentation box, outer packaging, certificate, directions for use, acrylic pen holder, and additional Cartier cartridges.
overall length of fountain pen, 15 cm
The present writing instruments are unused, and remain in excellent overall condition. The set of writing instruments still retain their original plastic coverings. We do not provide ink or lead for pens and pencils.
***Please note that this lot requires CITES and/or FISH & WILDLIFE permits for international export.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
The Panda decor Art Déco de Cartier pen was created depicting lacquered panda bears with Chinese overtones. The panda bear in Chinese culture is known for its calm demeanor, and is symbolic of peace, harmony and friendship. Also referred to as "The" Chinese Bear, the beloved creature is arguably one of the most aesthetically enjoyable animals.
Cartier created a limited series of 888 numbered pieces, with the present example numbered 137. The number 8 in Chinese culture is the symbol of eternity and infinity. The present pen comes equipped with all of its original accessories, and is sure to make an excellent addition to anyone's work desk.