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    Sale 7606

    The London Sale, Jewels

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    AN AGATE AND ROCK CRYSTAL KINGFISHER ORNAMENT, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AGATE AND ROCK CRYSTAL KINGFISHER ORNAMENT, BY CARTIER
    The light brown banded agate bird with cabochon sapphire eyes looking at an acute angle into the engraved rock crystal 'water' while perched on a long silver-gilt twig, circa 1925, base 12.1 x 8.0 x 3.0 cm
    By Cartier, No. 3990


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    Pre-Lot Text

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    Literature

    "One of the most highly respected of Fourrier's craftsmen was the engraver Hubert who brought to life the birds and flowers which he embellished."
    Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier, Thames & Hudson, London, 2007, page 98

    Cf. ed. Géza Von Habsburg, Fabergé:Cartier, Rivalen am Zarenhof, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 2003, No. 674

    Cf. El Arte de Cartier, Resplandor del Tiempo, Landucci, Mexico, 1999, No. 513