• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE GRANDE SONNERIE DESK CLOCK WITH ALARM

    CARTIER, PARIS, CASE NO. 9356, MOVEMENT NO. 2308. CIRCA 1925

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    A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE GRANDE SONNERIE DESK CLOCK WITH ALARM
    CARTIER, PARIS, CASE NO. 9356, MOVEMENT NO. 2308. CIRCA 1925
    CASE: punch numbered '9356' to the rear upper rail and with French eagle's head assay mark to the lower right side rail, gilt-silver and black enameled border to the front glass
    DIAL: rectangular silvered and painted Roman dial signed 'CARTIER' (rubbed) on plain cartouche to the engine-turned centre, gilt-silver and enamel fleur-de-lys main hands and blued steel alarm hand
    MOVEMENT: with twin going barrels, cut bimetallic balance to silvered platform and striking the hours, quarters and alarm on two gongs, the back plate punch numbered '2308', with original numbered ('2309') winding key
    TRAVEL CASE: in gilt-tooled red leather and stamped 'CARTIER/LONDON 175 NEW BOND ST./PARIS 13 RUE DEL A PAIX/NEW YORK 653 5TH AVENUE' to the lid lining
    7¼ in. (18 cm.) high; 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) deep


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    An Art Deco grande sonnerie jade clock of comparable design and also by Cartier sold, anonymously, Christie's London, 19 June 2002, lot 133

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