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An Ivory and Diamond-Set Combination Timepiece, circa 1920

Auction Closed

March 24, 08:41 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Details



An Ivory and Diamond-Set Combination Timepiece, circa 1920 

gilt-brass mounted aneroid barometer and timepiece wound and set to the reverse, both with silvered dials signed Cartier, entwined gilt-brass frames, diamond-set Mountbatten monogram to the top, set into a shaped ivory standing case, metal strut and winders to the reverse, numbered 3631 

width 120mm, height 90mm

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. 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.
Possibly a wedding gift to Lord Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley on the occasion of their marriage in 1922.

The present timepiece is in a photograph of Edwina Mountbatten’s bedroom at Brook House taken in the June of 1939. It is shown on her nightstand.