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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 376

    Cartier. A very fine and rare 18K gold, rock crystal, enamel and diamond-set 8-day "borne" desk timepiece with strut and kingfisher feather dial

    SIGNED CARTIER, NO. 1868, CASE SIGNED CARTIER AND EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO. INC., FRANCE, CASE NOS. 2345, 3357, 1868 AND 86361, MOVEMENT SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO., INC. FRANCE, CIRCA 1925

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    Cartier. A very fine and rare 18K gold, rock crystal, enamel and diamond-set 8-day "borne" desk timepiece with strut and kingfisher feather dial
    Signed Cartier, No. 1868, case signed Cartier and European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., France, case nos. 2345, 3357, 1868 and 86361, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc. France, circa 1925
    With nickel-finished jewelled 8-day lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, in silver-plated case, the dial with a floral decoration consisting of kingfisher feathers, centred by a gold and black enamel star-shaped plate, diamond-set platinum hands, Roman numerals and diamond-set divisions to the gold and black enamel bezel, in "borne" or milestone shaped case with two black lacquer and gold-mounted diamonds to the lower part, replaced hinged strut, case signed Cartier and numbered, case inside and movement signed EWC
    100 mm. high


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    Very popular during the Art Deco period, the use of Kingfisher feather ornaments dates back to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) when these brilliant blue feathers adorned the ladies of the Chinese court.