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    Sale 7634

    The London Sale: Jewels

    10 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    A BELLE EPOQUE DESK CLOCK, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BELLE EPOQUE DESK CLOCK, BY CARTIER
    The white enamel dial with Roman numerals and rose-cut diamond hands to the engraved bezel and grey guilloché enamel case with white enamel borders and rose-cut diamond star detail, to the ivory back and silver gilt stand, case back engraved 'MAY.ALIX.ELLA.1911', circa 1910, 7.8 cm high, with French assay mark for silver, in fitted red leather Cartier case
    Dial and ivory back signed Cartier, case No. 2683


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    Cf. J. Barbara, G. Negretti and F. Nencini, Le Temps De Cartier, Milan, 1989, p. 62

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the inscription MAY.ALIX.ELLA.1911 possibly indicates this clock was a Royal Presentation gift.