PROPERTY FROM THE BLAIR FAMILY COLLECTION
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It is likely that Boivin modified the present bangle watch for the Blairs using an antique gold bracelet purchased abroad and a Cartier watch. Accompanied by copies of two pages from the Blair family archives relating to the provenance of this wristwatch. The first is an insurance listing from 1956 stating “one gold bracelet (purchased abroad)…to be attached to a watch purchased from Cartier Dec. 1947…this item now undergoing elaborate alterations which will alter its value…”. The second is a list in Mrs. Blair’s hand listing a group of her watches including “Boivin Gold & Diamond Bracelet”. The bracelet of this watch bears French assay and maker’s marks for Robert Daviere, one of Boivin’s most frequently used workshops. Therefore it is thought that this is the watch mentioned in both documents.