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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    A BELLE EPOQUE DESK CLOCK, BY CARTIER

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    A BELLE EPOQUE DESK CLOCK, BY CARTIER
    The white enamel dial with black enamel 'numerals' spelling the words 'BONS SOUHAITS' (wish you well) to the rose-cut diamond hands and light pink guilloché enamel surround and edge with ivory back and silver-gilt stand, circa 1910, 6.1 cm diameter, with French assay mark for silver
    Dial signed Cartier, case No. 3645


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    Cf. The Art of Cartier (exhibition catalogue, Paris 1989), cat. no. 86

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