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Cartier, Paris

AN OBSIDIAN, MOTHER OF PEARL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND GILT BRASS DESK TIMEPIECE, CIRCA 1980

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 10,000 USD

Cartier, Paris

Cartier, Paris

AN OBSIDIAN, MOTHER OF PEARL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND GILT BRASS DESK TIMEPIECE, CIRCA 1980

AN OBSIDIAN, MOTHER OF PEARL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND GILT BRASS DESK TIMEPIECE, CIRCA 1980

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 10,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

Cartier, Paris


AN OBSIDIAN, MOTHER OF PEARL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND GILT BRASS DESK TIMEPIECE, CIRCA 1980


Dial: mother of pearl 

Caliber: quartz movement

Case: obsidian, gilt brass, rock crystal, dial bordered by gilt brass and black lacquered pins 

Case number: 200'692

Size: approximately 9.5 x 6 x 16 cm 

Signed: case and movement

Accessories: none

Case: The case in overall good condition. The obsidian base and circular bezel intact. Decorative gilt brass and black lacquer pin is missing to the bezel at 12 o'clock. Gilt brass areas with wear and patina. Hands with scratches and patina. Minute hand with some very subtle warping. Rock crystal to the right side with a fracture a the bottom corner. Rock Crystal areas with natural variations and marks throughout. Case back is signed 'Cartier Paris.'


Dial: Mother of pearl dial in good overall condition. One panel to the left side with a hairline fracture. Some light wear.


Movement: A battery change is required to observe the movement. Please contact the department directly for further assistance. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


***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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.