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Enamel, diamond and ivory desk timepiece, early 20th century

Enamel, diamond and ivory desk timepiece, early 20th century

Enamel, diamond and ivory desk timepiece, early 20th century

Enamel, diamond and ivory desk timepiece

early 20th century


The circular dial of white enamel decorated with a painted laurel wreath, with Arabic numeral indicators and rose diamond hands, within a purple guilloché enamel bezel, the reverse of ivory, with hinged strut, diameter approximately 79mm, signed Cartier to dial and reverse, movement unsigned, French assay and maker's marks.

Please note that this clock was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


Please note that this lot contains ivory.


Dial signed Cartier, ivory on reverse signed Cartier, maker's mark and French assay mark stamped on bezel, bail with maker's mark and French assay mark indicating 18 carat gold. Dial in good condition, some light surface scratches to glass cover, rose diamonds set on hands are bright, with some small chips. Some fine scratches to enamel. Metal with signs of discolouration and tarnish commensurate with age, some dents and surface scratches. Ivory to reverse is damaged, split in various areas and small chips and scratches. Movement unsigned. Overall condition commensurate with age and wear.


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This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.