ENAMEL, AGATE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PETITE SONNERIE QUARTER REPEATING DESK CLOCK | CARTIER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 CHF
ENAMEL, AGATE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PETITE SONNERIE QUARTER REPEATING DESK CLOCK, CARTIER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The circular white enamel dial signed Cartier, with Arabic numerals and millegrain-set diamond hands, within a bezel decorated with opaque white enamel beads, the silver case decorated with blue guilloché enamel, diamond-set florets on either side, a moonstone push-piece and an agate base with bevelled edges, measurements approximately 77 x 48 x 40mm, signed Cartier, French assay and partial maker's mark, charge keys, fitted case stamped Cartier, push-piece likely later replaced.
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Please note we do not guarantee watch movements. Key winding movement, the minute-repeating chiming but the minutes not in synch, otherwise movement in working condition. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its time keeping and therefore a service should be carried out in the near future at the buyer's expense.
Dial signed Cartier. French assay and partial maker's mark. Diamonds bright and lively. Enamel with a minor area of loss, in overall good condition. Moonstone push-piece, with a chip, likely later replaced. Signs of normal wear to the metal consistent with use and age. With one charge keys. In good condition. Fitted case stamped Cartier with clear evidence of age to the fabric and to the leather.
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