12 May 2008
Cartier. A very fine 18K gold, nephrite, enamel and ruby-set eight-day Art Deco desk clock
Signed Cartier, case no. 352, movement no. 154322, manufactured in 1920
With gilt-finished eight-day lever movement, 15 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the engine-turned sunburst decorated silvered dial with Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, skeletonized hands, gold and white champlevé enamel foliate decorated bezel, in square nephrite case with bevelled borders, "Japanese" corners, applied gold-mounted cabochon rubies to the corners, the winder to the gilt metal back, hinged gilt metal stand, case signed, stand numbered, dial signed, movement numbered
74 mm. wide
The Magical Art of Cartier, Geneva, 19 November 1996, lot 132.
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Accompanied by Cartier Certificate of Authenticity No. 2132 dated 19 November 1996.
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