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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    AN ART DECO WOOD AND CORAL PAPERWEIGHT CLOCK, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    AN ART DECO WOOD AND CORAL PAPERWEIGHT CLOCK, BY CARTIER
    The rectangular silver gilt dial with black enamel hands and Roman numerals flanked by a calendar showing the weekday above and the date below, within a blackened wood surround (possibly replacing the original onyx) with cabochon red coral studs at the side, late 1920s, 11.0 x 9.0 x 2.5 cm, with French assay mark for silver and gold
    Dial signed Cartier, case Nos. 2190 and 3832


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    Cf. J. Barracca, G. Negretti and F. Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier (Milan 1989), p. 177.

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