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1920s Cartier Diamond Platinum Circle Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
An exquisite quality antique circle brooch by Cartier. Fashioned in platinum and adorned with old-cut diamonds with bright and lively show. Signed Cartier. Circa 1920's Setting ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

1920s Cartier Enamel Diamond Gold Platinum Lapel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bethesda, MD
An exquisite Cartier 1920s pendant enamel lapel watch with diamonds and a faceted emerald. The watch crystal is held in place with a fine 18 karat gold ring that is surrounded by on...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Platinum

1920s Cartier Enamel Jade Diamond Two-Color Gold Dress Clips
By Cartier
Located in Hicksville, NY
New York Made Dress Clips with enamel work on the hinges Item Details: Metal Type: 18 Karat White Gold and Yellow Gold Weight: 27.4 grams Diamond Details: Shape: Antique C...
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Vintage 1920s Clip-on Earrings

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White Diamond, Jade, White Gold, Yellow Gold

1920s Cartier Diamond Platinum Art Deco Dress Clip Worn by Joan Collins
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Cartier Platinum and Diamond Dress Clip, owned and worn by Joan Collins, measuring just over 1 inch in length and 3/4 inch wide, set with Round and Baguette Diamonds tota...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

1920s Cartier New York Gold Essex Crystal Dog Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
An exceptional pair of Essex crystal cufflinks from Cartier New York, complete with their original case. Each oval crystal depicting beautifully a detailed painting of a dog, set in...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Rock Crystal, 14k Gold

Cartier 1920s Platinum Sapphire Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
An exquisite platinum sapphire and diamond bracelet from the 1920s from the famed house of Cartier. Seven oval sapphire and diamond clusters, joined with a double row of channel-set,...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Link Bracelets

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier 1920s Platinum and Diamond EWC Pocket Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Cartier Pocket Watch, 45 M.M. Platinum 3 Piece case with Diamond set case perimeter, approximately 2 Carats. Jeweled Nickel lever mechanical wind movement by EWC, Europea...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pocket Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier EWC Gold and Enamel 1920s Pocket Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Cartier pocket Watch, 46 MM Diameter and 4.5 MM thick 18K Yellow Gold 2 piece case. Blue and White Guilloche Enamel. Mechanical, Manual wind EWC, European Watch & Clock M...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pocket Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier 1920s 14k Gold Ribbed Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Gorgeous Cartier 14k Gold ring from the 1920s. Band features a simple ribbed design. Inside is stamped Cartier 14k. Measures a size 7 and total weight in grams is 6.13. Perfect for e...
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Vintage 1920s Band Rings

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14k Gold

Cartier Art Deco Platinum Ladies Diamond Bracelet, 1920s
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Cartier Art Deco platinum ladies bracelet with 10.63 carats of old European cut diamonds Designer : Cartier Hallmarked Cartier, Paris, Londrés Made in France, Circa 1920's Comes wit...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Platinum Diamond Onyx Art Deco Wristwatch, 1920s
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
French private collection. Art Deco testimony by Cartier. This wristwatch is totally complete and in authentic condition. Platinum, Yellow Gold 18k 750 (Black enameled), Diamond (Ol...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Paris EWC 1920s Gold and Enamel Art Deco Travel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Cartier Paris Travel Watch, 18K Yellow Gold case measuring 1 5/8 X 1 1/4 inch and 1/4 inch thick,. Ribbed design work and Black Enamel, 2 Cabochon Sapphires depress a spr...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Enamel

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Pencil Pendant, France, circa 1920s
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Cartier 18kt yellow gold pencil pendant. Designer : Cartier Made in France Circa 1920's Hallmarked Cartier, striked with two eagles heads, French standard for 18kt gold, and ...
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Vintage 1920s Desk Accessories

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18k Gold

Cartier Art Deco 1920s Large Cabochon Emerald Ring in Platinum
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Cartier Era: 1920's Style: Cocktail Ring Metal: Platinum Metal Purity: 950 Stones: 1 Large Cabochon ...
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Vintage 1920s Cocktail Rings

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Emerald, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Seed Pearl Enamel Pocket Watch Pendant Necklace, 1920s
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An elegant and chic Cartier Art Deco Platinum, Enamel and Seed Pearl Watch Pendant Necklace, suspending a platinum pocket watch, to the seed pearl, white enamel long chain, dial sign...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Natural Pearl, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Cartier Vintage Art Deco 1920s Lorgnettes/Opera Glasses in Platinum w/ Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Rare 1920s Platinum CARTIER Lorgnettes Hallmarked with Cartier & Platinum on under side of nose bridge on glasses Accented with 9 beautiful round diamonds on glasses and 6 smaller di...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco More Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Sapphire and Diamond Jabot Pin, French, circa 1920
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Cartier sapphire and diamond jabot pin. Set with two oval cabochon natural unenhanced sapphires in open back rubover settings with a combined approximate weight of 5.00 carats, surro...
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Vintage 1920s Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire

Cartier Tank Vermeil1920, Dial Certified Authentic
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Vermeil Reference #:Unknown. Cartier Tank Vermeil Rare Vintage Women's Hand-Winding Quartz Wooden Case 24MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offere...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

1920s Art Deco Cartier Coral Diamond Onyx Rock Crystal Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An important Art Deco Cartier brooch, the brooch comprising an openwork rectangular plaque with two central coral bars with rock crystal sides, with fan-shaped diamond and onyx termi...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Rock Crystal, Coral, Platinum

Art Deco Agate and Enamel Desk Clock by Cartier, circa 1920
By Cartier
Located in Firenze, IT
The square-shaped agate case, with a round silver guilloché enamel dial with Roman numerals and pierced gold arrow hands, the turquoise enamel bezel border, dial signed Cartier.Gilt...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Agate, Enamel

Cartier 1920s Art Deco Gold Mother of Pearl Sapphire Cufflinks Stud Set
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Art Deco Cartier cufflinks and studs set, in 14k gold and platinum top, with mother of pearl top and sapphire in the middle. Comes with original Cartier broken box. Cufflink top is ...
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20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Sapphire, Gold

Cartier Art Deco Sterling Silver and Enamel Miniature Desk Timepiece circa 1920s
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful miniature desk timepiece, rectangular case with blue enamel, accented by silver bands, centering a circular brushed silvered dial with gilt Arabic numerals, dial signed C...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Cartier Silver and Red and Black Enamel 8-Day Desk Timepiece, circa 1920s
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Art Deco silver and red and black enamel 8-day desk timepiece by Cartier with mechanical movement. The cut-cornered rectangular case signed Cartier with black enamel and ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Cartier Santos 1920 1 Stainless Steel White Dial Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Unisex Cartier Santos in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. Ref 1920 1. Circa 1990s. Fine Pre-owned Cartier Watch. Certified preowned Classic Cartier Santos 1920 1 watc...
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Gold Money Clip
By Cartier
Located in Dublin, IE
Cartier 18 kt gold money clip from 1930's time era. It comes with replacement Cartier box .The box is from later time era
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco More Jewelry

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18k Gold

Cartier Art Deco Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A classic 1920's Cartier Art Deco diamond brooch in platinum; designed as a geometrically structured Aztec motifs plaque around three old mine European-cut diamonds. Approximately 3...
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Vintage 1920s Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Signed Cartier platinum pin with round cut brilliant diamonds.
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Vintage 1920s More Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Platinum Diamond Enamel Gold Shutter Clock
By Cartier
Located in New york, NY
The present Cartier shutter clock is one of the earliest known examples of its kind ever produced and the smallest known example in the marketplace. Today, the iconic design concept ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco More Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Onyx, 18k Gold, Platinum

  • 1920s Art Deco Platinum Diamond Enamel Gold Shutter Clock
  • 1920s Art Deco Platinum Diamond Enamel Gold Shutter Clock
  • 1920s Art Deco Platinum Diamond Enamel Gold Shutter Clock
  • 1920s Art Deco Platinum Diamond Enamel Gold Shutter Clock
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H 2.3 in. W 1.4 in. D 1.1 in. Dm 2.6 in.
Cartier Art Deco Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Art Deco black onyx and cabochon sapphire desk clock. Made in Paris, circa 1925. Mechanical, the circular matte silver-tone dial centering an inner circle of engine-turned su...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Onyx, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Art Deco Cartier Diamond Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier European Watch & Clock Co. Art Deco, 18K yellow gold, platinum, and diamond lady's wristwatch with 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp. The 16mm x 18mm bicolor case has a...
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Vintage 1920s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

  • Art Deco Cartier Diamond Wristwatch
  • Art Deco Cartier Diamond Wristwatch
  • Art Deco Cartier Diamond Wristwatch
  • Art Deco Cartier Diamond Wristwatch
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W 0.63 in. L 0.71 in.
Cartier Gem Emerald Bird Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This emerald is 4.6 carat and is from Colombia. This is a vintage emerald from the 1920 era featuring an engraved bird motif. This ring is certified by AGL-GUBELIN-SSEF clarity insi...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Dome Rings

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Emerald, Platinum

  • Cartier Gem Emerald Bird Ring
  • Cartier Gem Emerald Bird Ring
  • Cartier Gem Emerald Bird Ring
  • Cartier Gem Emerald Bird Ring
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W 0.48 in. D 0.18 in. L 0.44 in.
Art Deco Cartier "Partner" Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier "Partner" Desk Clock Set with Lapiz lazuli Signed Cartier Measurements: Width: 5'' , Length: 5.5 " Height: 5.5" Accompanied with original fitted Cartier Box 1707.9 Grams
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Lapis Lazuli

  • Art Deco Cartier "Partner" Desk Clock
  • Art Deco Cartier "Partner" Desk Clock
  • Art Deco Cartier "Partner" Desk Clock
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H 5.5 in. W 5 in. L 5.5 in.
Cartier Art Deco Emerald Diamond Articulated Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER Art Deco Emerald Diamond Articulated Bracelet in Platinum. A notable articulated bracelet with a design emblematic of the Art Deco era fabricated by Cartier. Each link featu...
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Vintage 1920s More Bracelets

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Cartier France Magnificent Art Deco Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Looking as though it just jumped from a page of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby", this magnificent Cartier France Art Deco diamond bracelet is elegantly timeless. Five...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Clamper Bracelets

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White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier, Art Deco Rose Quartz Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco Cartier Rose Quartz Desk Clock. Bezel and hands are gold; dial has Roman numeral indices; measures 10.7 x 7.8 x 2.7cm; weight: 494.5g. Signed Cartier on the dial. SKU#O-...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Quartz

Cartier Gold, Coral and Black Enamel Bookmark
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Gold, Coral and Black Enamel Bookmark, Cartier. Made in New York, circa 1925. 14 kt., the polished bookmark with slightly pointed end, topped by a cylindrical bar with two black enam...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco More Objets d'Art and Vertu

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14k Gold

Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Wearable everyday, this Art Deco diamond platinum bracelet has a powerful timeless spirit and a modern casual feel. With a total of approximately 6.75 carats of shimmering single cu...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Link Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum and Diamond Art Deco Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum & Diamond Art Deco Bracelet; 380 Diamonds approx 25ct; Cartier; Paris; French; Ca1920 with original fitted box
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco More Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Art Deco Platinum Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
From the famous house of Cartier Paris, an exquisite and utterly Art Deco platinum and diamond brooch. The central section of baguette-cut diamonds mounted in a T shaped formation, ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier J. Lacloche Art Deco 6 Charm Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Art Deco bracelet. Featuring a diamond heart charm that has 16 diamonds signed Cartier London. A doghouse charm with 9 diamonds and 1 sapphire, signed J. Lacloche. A sailboat charm ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Charm Bracelets

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Platinum

An Art Deco Cartier style silver and paste necklace, Germany, 1920s
Located in London, London
A charming and delicate silver necklace, set with clear pastes and moulded glass 'melon cut' oval ruby and foliate style cabuchons and beads, in high Deco style. it is of a wearable ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Choker Necklaces

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Silver

Pair of Cartier Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A pair of early 20th century Cartier sapphire and diamond cufflinks, each with a round link centrally set with a sugarloaf-cut sapphire, surrounded by twenty-eight old-cut diamonds, ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco AGL Certified Platinum Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This original Art Deco ring, ca. 1925, by Cartier features a fine Colombian emerald weighing 1.72 carats. The luscious deep forest green emerald perfectly cut as a rectangular step-c...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Cartier Emerald and Diamond Clou Stick-Pin
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier emerald and diamond stick-pin, the pin in the form of a horse shoe nail, the head and the point set with calibre-cut emeralds and old-brilliant-cut diamonds, set in platin...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Vintage Cartier Platinum Diamond and Ruby Charm Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this Vintage Cartier Platinum Diamond & Ruby Charm Bracelet. This finely crafted bracelet features an estimated 7.00ctw D-F/VVS-VS beautiful diamonds includin...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Charm Bracelets

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Object of Vertu Case
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Cartier Art Deco box in silver, silver guild, gold and mother of pearl representing Antique Chinese imaginary. Made in France, circa 1925
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Boxes and Cases

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18k Gold, Silver, Silver Plate

Cartier Edwardian Yellow and White Diamonds Platinum Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Edwardian Yellow and White Diamond Platinum Ring Materials: Platinum 3.5 dwt Stones: Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamonds VVS2 Marquise GIA report # 2195639958 2 old mine c...
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Vintage 1920s Three-Stone Rings

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White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Art Deco Wristwatch, circa 1925
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare and well-preserved Art Deco vintage wristwatch by Cartier dating from Circa 1925. Pioneering designer Louis Cartier created a rectangular shaped watch, at a time ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Natural Amethyst and Turquoise Brooch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Art deco amethyst and reconstituted turquoise brooch by Cartier. Set to centre with an oval old cut natural amethyst in an open back structured claw setting with an approximate weigh...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Amethyst, Turquoise, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Platinum Emerald Diamond Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
An exquisite bangle crafted in platinum, with lavish, engraved detailing to the side, channel and bead-set with alternating groups of five square-cut emeralds and round-cut diamonds...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Bangles

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Diamond, Emerald

Cartier Jade Diamond Gold Lac Burgauté Chinoiserie Vanity Case
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
An exquisite 1920s ladies powder box by Cartier Paris. The hinged 18ct gold box adorned with lac burgauté panels depicting a Chinoiserie scene. Green jade 'pillars' highlight each c...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Boxes and Cases

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Diamond, Emerald, Jade, 18k Gold

  • Cartier Jade Diamond Gold Lac Burgauté Chinoiserie Vanity Case
  • Cartier Jade Diamond Gold Lac Burgauté Chinoiserie Vanity Case
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W 2.17 in. D 0.87 in. L 3.35 in.
Cartier Yellow Gold Traveling Shutter Mechanical wind Watch Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual 18K yellow gold traveling shutter watch by Cartier, circa 1920s. Features a shutter aperture mechanism that reveals the Cartier dial with roman numerals. Mechanical ...
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Vintage 1920s Pocket Watches

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18k Gold

  • Cartier Yellow Gold Traveling Shutter Mechanical wind Watch Clock
  • Cartier Yellow Gold Traveling Shutter Mechanical wind Watch Clock
  • Cartier Yellow Gold Traveling Shutter Mechanical wind Watch Clock
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H 1.13 in. W 1.88 in. D .25 in.
Cartier Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Platinum Convertible Jabot
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Platinum Convertible Jabot. This Cartier Diamond Sapphire Art Deco Jabot is known as the ‘Tree in Pot’ and dates from 1928. The brooch features intr...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier New York, Charlton & Co. Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A watch composed of an openwork bracelet of old European- and baguette-cut diamonds centering a watch case with a single-cut diamond surround, white rectangular dial with black Arabi...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Cufflinks and Shirt Studs Dress Set
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A chic Art Deco Cartier set of cufflinks and shirt studs in mother of pearl with onyx and pearls. Made in France, circa 1925. In original box.
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Onyx, Pearl

1925 Art Deco 14 Karat Yellow Gold Cartier Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Lexington, KY
In a tour-de-force Cartier fashion, these Art Deco cufflinks bring together flashing 14k yellow gold and a classic geometric design to create a timelessly elegant look! These links h...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond and Rock Crystal Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Platinum Rock Crystal & Diamond Art Deco Brooch; 134 Diamonds approximately 12ct; Cartier, Paris; French; Ca 1925
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Rock Crystal, Platinum

Cartier Stone and Metal Art Deco Agate Stone Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in Venice, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Cartier STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco MOVEMENT / CALIBER: High Grade / 8 Day / 15 Jewels DIAL / HANDS: Enamel with Luminous Numbers / Blued Steel Luminous Hands DIMEN...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Desk Accessories

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Agate

Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Charm Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Variously-shaped old-cut diamond-set charms depicting a set of golf clubs – signed Cartier, a bell – signed Van Cleef & Arpels, a duck signed Cartier, a horseshoe – signed Cartier, i...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Charm Bracelets

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Amethyst, Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Platinum Link Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent and extremely rare art deco bracelet by Cartier, designed with a broad geometric design centering upon a large natural, no heat cushion shape sapphire accented by bague...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Link Bracelets

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Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Platinum

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Cartier Biography and Important Works

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the /buy/panthere-cartier/ target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle reportedly inspired by medieval chastity belts.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces. It’s certainly one of the most well known and internationally beloved jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, rings, necklaces and other accessories.