CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD, AGATE, DIAMOND, RUBY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL-SET SNUFF BOTTLE-SHAPED DESK CLOCK
CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD, AGATE, DIAMOND, RUBY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL-SET SNUFF BOTTLE-SHAPED DESK CLOCK
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This lot incorporates batteries which may be desig… Read more Two exquisite clocks in the shape of gem-set agate snuff bottles (Lots 2807 and 2808), now updated with modern technology in these two examples, clearly demonstrate the influence of the Chinoiserie style – the European interpretation of Chinese artistic traditions – greatly favoured by the denizens of Europe and Louis Carter himself. Delicate in size, both clocks are testimony to Cartier’s continuous exploration of the exotic to fuel the imagination of their designers. THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD, AGATE, DIAMOND, RUBY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL-SET SNUFF BOTTLE-SHAPED DESK CLOCK

SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, "TABATIÈRE NACRE", NO. 1, CASE NO. 647’096, CIRCA 1992

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CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD, AGATE, DIAMOND, RUBY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL-SET SNUFF BOTTLE-SHAPED DESK CLOCK
SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, "TABATIÈRE NACRE", NO. 1, CASE NO. 647’096, CIRCA 1992
MOVEMENT: Quartz
DIAL: Agate, diamond, ruby and mother-of-pearl inlaid octagonal bezel
CASE: The watch set into the agate snuff bottle-shaped case, fixed stopper and foot set with diamonds, rubies and mother-of-pearl, 85 mm. high
SIGNED: Case and dial signed, case numbered
ACCOMPANIED BY: Cartier fitted presentation box.
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Lot Essay

The present example is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, p. 340.

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