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AN EXCEPTIONAL ART DECO CITRINE, EBONITE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL "MYSTERY" CLOCK, BY CARTIER
PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANNA THOMSON DODGE
AN EXCEPTIONAL ART DECO CITRINE, EBONITE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL "MYSTERY" CLOCK, BY CARTIER

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AN EXCEPTIONAL ART DECO CITRINE, EBONITE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL "MYSTERY" CLOCK, BY CARTIER
Designed as an octagonal citrine dial, with enclosed rose-cut diamond hands and exterior rose-cut trim, the gold and blue enamel chapter ring with gold Roman numerals and dots in reserve, within a sculpted ebonite and gold frame, decorated at the corners with rose-cut diamond florets and a blue, black and white enamel motif at 6 o'clock, to the ebonite and gold base, enhanced by black enamel detail and a rose-cut diamond floret, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, circa 1920, 5 x 3 x 1¾ ins., with French assay mark and maker's mark, accompanied by a winding key
Made by Coüet, base signed Cartier, New York, E.W. & C. Co. Inc. for European Watch & Clock Company, France; side of base hand-stamped no. 191, underside of base engraved no. 507

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Rectangular 8-day movement, gold-plated, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Hand-setting and winding mechanism underneath the base

This model is one of the very first single-axle "Mystery" clocks produced by Cartier. In exceptional condition, this clock is a stellar testament to the exquisite craftmanship and unmatched prestige of Cartier "Mystery" clocks.

Cf. The Cartier Collection - Timepieces, Editions Flammarion, p. 197

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