Cartier | Rock Crystal, Enamel, Diamond and Hardstone Desk Clock | 卡地亞 | 白水晶, 琺琅彩 配 鑽石 及 硬石 座鐘
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Cartier | Rock Crystal, Enamel, Diamond and Hardstone Desk Clock
卡地亞 | 白水晶, 琺琅彩 配 鑽石 及 硬石 座鐘
Polished rock crystal case, decorated with green hardstone, embellished with diamond-set dragon with ruby eye, bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds and hour markers with polished metal or baguette diamonds, to the guilloché dial, minute and hour hand set with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, mechanical movement, signed and with maker's mark for Cartier, reference number 621011OP, case number 3544, Swiss assay marks, fitted case with drawer stamped Cartier.
Accompanied by Cartier Guarantee Certificate and Instructions and Precaution Manual.
Please note that the clock is decorated with green hardstones and not green enamel as stated in the printed catalogue. Please note we do not guarantee clock movements. Mechanical movement in running condition at time of cataloguing. 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. Accompanied by Cartier Guarantee Certificate and Instructions and precaution manual. Please refer to certificate and instructions & precaution manual for further details. Signed Cartier, reference number 621011OP, case number 3544, Swiss assay marks for 18 karat white gold and maker's mark for Cartier. Rock crystal in good condition, with typical inclusions and blemishes. Green hardstones and black enamel in very good condition. Diamonds are bright and lively. Rubies in medium dark purplish red of medium strong saturation, there are typical inclusions and blemishes but all not visible with unaided eye. Case interior with minor tarnish spots. Overall in very good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.