16 June 2004
AN ART DECO TORTOISESHELL AND ENAMEL POCKET WATCH, BY CARTIER
Of octagonal outline, the tortoiseshell case with enamelled cream border and Roman numerals, the silvered dial with black Arabic numerals and blued steel hands, circa 1930, 4.5 cm. wide, with French assay mark for gold, in Cartier red leather fitted case
Dial signed Cartier, no. 03234 to suspension loop, movement signed European Watch Co.
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Cf. J. Barracca, G. Negretti, and F. Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier, Wrist International Srl, 1989, p. 141
Notice Regarding the Sale of Material from Endangered Species.
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 countryNo VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
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