20 October 1999
Cartier. An 18K gold and enamel Art Deco purse watch
Signed Cartier, France, movement signed E. W. & C. Co., Inc., circa 1940
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the white dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, screwed gold bezel, all revealed under an engine-turned 18K gold and blue enamel geometrical decorated shutter, also serving as the watch's stand, opened by depressing two cabochon sapphire-set buttons to the top of the similarly decorated case, the back secured by four screws in the band, case handstamped with Cartier numbers, dial signed, movement signed E.W. & C. Co., Inc.
44 mm. long
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Other examples of Cartier Art Deco purse watches are illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by J. Barracca, G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 149/150.
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