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Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

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 panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts that transformed fine jewelry.

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.

Find contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories on 1stDibs.

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Cartier Limited Edition Watch Ballpoint Pen
By Cartier
Located in Bellmore, NY
Introducing the Cartier Limited Edition Watch Ballpoint Pen, a unique fusion of fine craftsmanship and timeless elegance. This exceptional writing instrument embodies Cartier's legac...
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20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Cartier Transatlantique R de Cartier Ballpoint Pen
By Cartier
Located in Bellmore, NY
The Cartier Transatlantique R de Cartier Ballpoint Pen offers a harmonious blend of timeless elegance and contemporary sophistication. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Must De Cartier Gold Writing instruments Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil Set
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Introducing a luxurious set of Cartier writing instruments, exquisitely crafted to elevate your writing experience. This collection features two pens adorned with the iconic Must de ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold Plate

Vintage & Rare Cartier Lighter 18k Gold Plate Godron Model, circa 2000
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Lighter in 18k Gold Plate Godron Model Circa 2000 Retro Vintage Rare Gold color Cartier sparks, ignites and flames
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Late 20th Century French Retro Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Gold Plate

Vintage Les Must de Cartier Paris 18k Gold Plated Lighter, Circa 1980s
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Vintage and Retro Cartier gold plated lighter Circa 1980s A Les Must De Cartier Paris 18k gold plated lighter Retro, elegant and chic In mint working condition, sparks, ignites an...
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1980s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Gold Plate

Vintage Le Must De Retro Cartier Logo Lighter, 18k Gold Plated
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Lighter Gold plated 18k Gold Comes with original Cartier case In mint exterior and working condition Circa 2000 In great condition The lighter ignites, sparks and flames
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Late 20th Century French Retro Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Gold Plate

Authentic Must de Cartier Ballpoint Pen with Cartier Charm - A100783
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Must de Cartier Ballpoint Pen with Cartier Charm - A100783 Description: Elevate your writing experience with the timeless elegance of the Must de Cartier Ballpoint Pen, ado...
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Late 20th Century French Contemporary Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Silver Plate, Mixed Metal

Two Cartier France Ballpoint Blue Ink Pens and Cartier 3.75 Inch Stand
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Elevate your writing experience with this exquisite set of two Cartier pens and stand, crafted with precision and sophistication by Cartier in France. Made from high-quality material...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Base Metal

Vintage & Rare Cartier Lighter Black Enamel “Panthere“ Spots Palladium Finish
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Le Must de Cartier Vintage & Rare Cartier Lighter Black Enamel “Panthere“ Spots Palladium Finish You do not get this anymore, very rare Cartier Lighte...
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Late 20th Century French Artist Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Palladium, Enamel

Cartier Gilt Silver Enamel Flower Basket
By Cartier
Located in Bellmore, NY
Introducing a masterpiece of elegance and refinement, the Cartier Gilt Silver Enamel Flower Basket, a creation designed by the renowned artist Jane Hutcheson. This exquisite piece em...
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Mid-20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Silver, Enamel

Vintage Silver Cartier Paris Lighter 2.75in x 1in x 12mm In Original Box C72019
By Cartier
Located in San Jacinto, CA
Absolutely stunning Cartier lighter. This beautiful lighter has an elegant cross engraving design. Its elegant slim vesta is classy and luxurious. Lighter is in wonderful condition i...
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20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Silver

Cartier Platinum and Diamond Comb, ca. 1925s
By Cartier
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A fine and rare Cartier platinum and diamond comb and case, ca. 1925s, signed Cartier London and numbered 8789, in its original suede pouch. A fine example of Art Deco vanity by Car...
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1920s British Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 1989 Must De Cartier Silver Plated Yellow Gold Tip Ballpoint Pen 916988
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Must de Cartier ballpoint pen exudes timeless sophistication with its sleek and refined design. Crafted with a silver-plated finish accented by yellow gold tips, it epit...
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1980s French Contemporary Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Yellow Gold, Silver Plate

Louis Cartier Stripe Fountain Pen
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Art Deco Louis Cartier Stripe fountain pen with palladium plated body in 18k white gold nib.
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20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Cartier 'Trinity" Gold Plated Lighter
By Cartier
Located in Portland, GB
Very rare and luxurious classic Cartier “Trinity” lighter with a light brown flame design and three ring band at the top. Inscribed with 'Cartier Paris' along the bottom edge with a...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold Plate

Rare Cartier Mystery Prism Silver Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Unveiling Time: A Rare Cartier Mystery Prism Sterling Silver Clock (Circa 1980s) Intrigue and elegance collide in this captivating Cartier Mystery Pri...
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Late 20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Sterling Silver

Cartier Money Clip 18k Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Cartier Money Clip in 18K Yellow Gold with the Iconic Double C motif. Metal: 18K Yellow Gold Serial Number: 60011 Circa: 1980-2000 Length: 1.5 Inches Wid...
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1990s French Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Le Must de Cartier Very Rare Royking Lighter, 18k Gold Plating & Enamel Inlay
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Le Must de Cartier Very Rare Royking Lighter, 18k Gold Plating & Enamel Inlay Cartier “Royking” lighter. Circe 1970 CARTIER Roy King Rollagas, a Unique RARE example of a ROYKING designed Cartier Rollagas lighter made circa 1970's, 18K Gold Baroque Inlay with Red and Cream lacquer, mint condition. Roy King emblem on top side part of Cartier. The Lighter Includes original Cartier case. ROY KING, who has died aged 87, was a leading British watch designer and jeweller, with customers ranging from Saudi...
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Late 20th Century French Baroque Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Enamel

Cartier Art Deco Gold Sapphire Diamond Compact
By Cartier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Cartier Art Deco compact in 14 karat yellow gold adorned by diamonds and sapphires. Square design measuring 2.5" in width and length. Hinged...
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold

1950s Cartier Vintage Gold Eight Day Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
This aesthetically captivating authentic circa 1950 Cartier eight-day desk clock is made with a solid 14K yellow gold case. It is rendered in artfully textured gold, adding a glitter...
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1950s Retro Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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14k Gold, Gold

Cartier 18k Gold C de Cartier Collection keychain
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An awesome vintage Cartier keyring dating from the 2004 in 18 karat Yellow gold a C motif and chain. Cartier 18k Gold C de Cartier Collection keychain ...
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Early 2000s French Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold

Rare Vintage Cartier circa 1980 18k Gold and Lacquer “Royking” Lighter
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier “Royking” lighter. Circe 1980 CARTIER Roy King Rollagas, a Unique RARE example of a ROYKING designed Cartier Rollagas lighter made circa 1980's, 18K Gold Baroque Inlay with Black lacquer, mint condition. Roy King emblem on top side part of Cartier. The Lighter Includes original Cartier case. ROY KING, who has died aged 87, was a leading British watch designer and jeweller, with customers ranging from Saudi princes...
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Late 20th Century French Baroque Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold

Le Must de Cartier Very Rare Royking Lighter, 18k Gold Plating & Enamel Inlay
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Le Must de Cartier Very Rare Royking Lighter, 18k Gold Plating & Enamel Inlay Cream and red color Cartier “Royking” lighter. Circe 1970 CARTIER Roy King Rollagas, a Unique RARE example of a ROYKING designed Cartier Rollagas lighter made circa 1970's, 18K Gold Baroque Inlay with Red and Cream lacquer, mint condition. Roy King emblem on top side part of Cartier. The Lighter Includes original Cartier case. ROY KING, who has died aged 87, was a leading British watch designer and jeweller, with customers ranging from Saudi princes...
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Late 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Enamel

1920s Art Deco gold & enamel vanity case by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
1920s Art Deco gold & enamel vanity case by Cartier Signed, Cartier & numbered Weight: 112.7 grams Dimensions: Width 3 in, Height 0.44 in approximately 14 karat Gold
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1920s French Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Cartier Gold Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Gold Desk Clock A beautifully crafted gold desk clock The white dial is embellished with diamonds on the hands and at the 3, 6 9, and 12 o'clock markers. Signed Cartier ...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold

Cartier Vintage Vendome Silver Body Pen Vertical Stripes N.386998
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the exquisite Cartier Vintage Vendome Silver Body Pen, a timeless masterpiece that effortlessly combines sophistication and functio...
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20th Century French Contemporary Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Palladium, Silver

Vintage Cartier 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pill Box #16112
By Cartier
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage Cartier 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pill Box- This elegant hinged pill box by Cartier is crafted in meticulously detailed 14K yellow gold. Size: 32 mm x 32 mm x 10mm Stamped: C...
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20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Art Deco Silk and Leather Evening Bag
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco Cartier silk and leather evening bag with platinum diamond and onyx. with beautiful silk embroidering Dimension: 8" x 5 3/4"
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Early 20th Century French Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Gold Plate Lighter Paris 822777 matelasse effect design
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
Cartier Gold Plate Lighter Paris 822777, oval section with mineral texture decoration It has an adjustable top lid that houses the Swiss-made mechanism. It is marked on its both w...
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1980s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold Plate

Vintage 18 Karat Gold Cartier Money Clip, Circa 1980
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A vintage Cartier gold money clip, representing two curb chain links onto an arch, with clip at the back, mounted in 18ct gold, stamped 18K, wi...
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1980s Italian Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Gold

Cartier Santos-Dumont Brushed metal de metal rollerball pen
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, CA
Cartier Santos-Dumont Brushed metal cap, black precious resin composite Roller Ball Pen Up For Bidding Cartier Santos-Dumont roller ball pen. Brushed...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Cartier 1935 Art Deco Cylindrical Petrol Lighter Pendant In 14Kt Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Petrol lighter pendant designed by Cartier. An elegant petrol lighter pendant, created by the house of Cartier, back in the 1940. It was crafted in a cylindrical shape during the ar...
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1930s North American Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Cartier 14K and Sterling compact case 1930s.
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, ON
Art Deco Cartier 14K and Sterling compact case 1930s. Sterling silver with 14K and synthetic sapphire thumbpiece. The front with sunray that rad...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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14k Gold, Sterling Silver

Cartier Mystery Prism Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
The Cartier Mystery Prism Desk Clock is a testament to the brand's commitment to both horological excellence and artistic design. Cartier, renowned for its luxury timepieces and jewelry, created this desk clock as a distinctive and elegant addition to their collection. Cartier Prism...
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Late 20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Cartier European Watch & Clock Co. Gilded Art Deco Chiming Desk Clock 1930's
By Cartier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: European Clock & Watch Co. / Cartier STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Chiming Clock METAL / MATERIAL: Gilt Brass and Bronze with Beve...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Cartier Sterling and Enamel Art Deco Desk Clock with Breguet Engine Turned Dial
By Cartier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Cartier STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Desk Clock METAL / MATERIAL: Sterling Silver / Kiln Fired Enamel CIRCA / YEAR: 1920's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 5 inches Length X 5 ...
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1920s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Le Must De Cartier Rare Vintage Retro “Trinity” Black Lacquer & Gold Lighter
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Rare TRINITY Black Lacquer & 18 K Gold plated lighter Circa 2000 In fantastic condition The Lighter comes with a original Cartier case Original Cartier certificate...
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Late 20th Century French Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold, Gold Plate

Cartier Gold Retro Box with Sapphire Clasp
By Cartier
Located in Darnestown, MD
Elegant 14 karat gold minaudiere by Cartier from the 1940's. This Retro piece has a double zig zag design on all surfaces. The clasp is a cabochon sapphire. The box measures 2 7/8 i...
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1940s American Retro Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Sapphire, 14k Gold

Cartier, Art Deco Jade Multi-Gem Case
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1925. rose-cut diamonds, square jade plaque, round ruby, coral beads, black resin. Stamp: "Cartier", french marks. Measurement: 11.8 x 8.1 x 1.1cm Weight: 103.1 grams
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Coral, Diamond, Jade, Ruby

Cartier Panther Marble Blue Lacquer & Gold Plated Fountain Pen 1990 Box & Papers
By Cartier
Located in MIAMI, FL
Gorgeous pen by famed designer Cartier. The pen is known as the "Panther de Cartier" and decorated with marble blue lacquer and a spotted pattern on the tip leading up to the nib. Th...
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1990s French Modern Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Gold Plate

Cartier Gold Plate Lighter Paris with diamond dot Texture with box
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
Cartier Gold Plate Lighter Paris 199771, oval section with "diamond" dot decoration It has an adjustable top lid that houses the Swiss-made mechanism. It is marked on its both wit...
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1980s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold Plate

Cartier Retro 18K Gold Sunburst Golden Compact with Sapphire Clasp
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A sumptuous and collectible Cartier Paris golden compact in 18k gold with sapphire clasp, showcasing a sunburst pattern. Made in France, circa 1960.
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1960s Retro Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Onyx & Mother of Pearl Desk Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Onyx & Mother of Pearl Desk Clock A desk clock consisting of an octagonal face made of mother of pearl, onyx, and gilt brass, with a nephrite bea...
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1980s French Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Jade, Onyx, Pearl, Brass, Gilt Metal

Cartier Gemstone Set Cigarette and Lighter Evening Gold and Silver Purse
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A classic and rare multi-gem set cigarette case by Cartier; of rectangular outline with seven square-cut rubies and fourteen diamonds set weighing approximately 0.14 carats; pull pie...
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20th Century Unknown Art Deco Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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White Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Gilt Metal

Custom Cartier Santos-Dumont Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Custom Cartier Santos-Dumont Sunglasses custom hand set with approx. 2.00 carats of natural genuine earth mined VS-SI diamonds. The diamonds shi...
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2010s French Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond

Cartier Clock Letter Opener Limited Edition Never Used
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2000 Cartier Clock / Letter Opener # 705 of 2000 pieces made, this is new in the Presentation box with outer box and original numbered Certificate, never used. Measuring 9 inch...
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Early 2000s French Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Steel

Cartier Art Deco Suede Diamond Jade Lady's Purse Clutch Handbag
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco Cartier lady's handbag in suede and fabric trim. The bag is featuring satin interior, with multiple compartments, a compact mirror and two small envelope pockets (removable)...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Jade

Cartier 18 Karat Gold Rope Cigarette Case
By Cartier
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A beautiful Cartier Gold Cigarette Case, ca. 1940s-1950s, with a beautiful design of ropes all around it, made in 18k gold. A cigarette s...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Circa 80s Vintage “Trinity” Brown Flame Lacquer 18k Gold Plated Lighter
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Cartier Lighter “Trinity” Model Very rare Brown Flame Lacquer 18K Gold Plated Circa 1980 Original Cartier case and papers Original...
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Late 20th Century French Retro Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

18k Gold, Gold Plate

Cartier Stainless Steel Heart Bookmark T1220265
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
A creatively glamorous addition to one's lifestyle, this Cartier bookmark shaped like a heart is a stainless steel gem.
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21st Century and Contemporary Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Cartier Lighter Short “Trinity” Rare Gold and Gunmetal “Godron” Model
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Cartier Lighter Short “Trinity” Rare Gunmetal and Gold “Godron” Model Trinity collection 18K gold ring Gunmetal Lighter comes fully loaded :) Original Cartier certificate...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold, Gold Plate

Retro 14k Gold Cartier Money Clip or Bookmark
By Cartier
Located in Venice, CA
This is an elegantly designed 14 karat gold Cartier money clip. It has a classic retro streamline design. Made out of round heavy gold wire that i...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Paris 1925 Art Deco Enamel Vanity Case In 18 Kt Yellow Gold & Moonstones
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
An Art deco vanity and writing case designed by Cartier. A stunning and magnificent vanity case, created during the art deco period in Paris France by the house of Cartier, back in ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Moonstone, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier “Panthera“ Set of Lighter, Ashtray & Silk Scarf
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Set of 3. 1 - Authentic Cartier Tray Panthere Face Porcelain Mini Ashtray Gold Rim with Original Cartier case Circa 2000 2 - Rare Cartier Lighter Blac...
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Early 20th Century French Artist Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Cartier Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition Watch Pen
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Handsome ballpoint watch and perpetual calendar pen by Cartier. Limited edition #1147 of 2000. Features an adjustable calendar along its main body, as well as a quartz clock on the end, with Roman numerals. Gold plated. Beautifully made, with original Cartier display...
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Late 20th Century Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

Cartier Paris 1925 Art Deco Enamel Desk Clock In 18Kt Gold Agate And Coral
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Belle epoque desk clock designed by Cartier. Beautiful square desk clock, created by the house of Cartier, during the art deco period, back in the 1...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Agate, Coral, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Enamel

Cartier Paris 1910 Belle Epoque Enamel Desk Clock Gold Platinum Silver Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Belle epoque desk clock designed by Cartier. A very rare and magnificent round desk clock, created in Paris France by the house of Cartier, during the Edwardian Belle Epoque period,...
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1910s French Edwardian Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum, Silver, E...

1960s Cartier Blue Enamel Manual Clock
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A Cartier Blue Enamel Clock showcasing an Octagonal Dial with Roman Numeral and Manual Movement. A Double Logo C present at the base of the Clock. Made i...
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1960s Vintage Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Enamel

Cartier objets d'art and vertu for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Cartier objets d'art and vertu available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Cartier jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Cartier diamond objets d'art and vertu, from our inventory of 20, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 129 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider objets d'art and vertu by Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Hermès. Prices for Cartier objets d'art and vertu can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $65 and tops out at $290,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $6,052.
Questions About Cartier Objets d'Art and Vertu
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Today, the Cartier symbol, or logo, is the luxury house's name written in a clean serif font that mimics cursive handwriting. Typically, the logo is either black on white or white on a black background. Its refined and understated appearance references the high standards that have long been associated with this celebrated brand.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    One of the reasons Cartier is so expensive is because, since its inception in 1847, the brand has had a massive celebrity fan base that spans royals, movie stars, singers and socialites. The brand also uses the highest quality metals and gems in their pieces, rendering them expensive to produce. Lastly, most Cartier pieces are easy to identify, making brand recognition a key factor in the brand's exclusivity.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Cartier Vermeil means a timepiece made by the French luxury jewelry house of Cartier out of a material called vermeil. It is a precious metal produced by combining genuine gold and silver. Shop a variety of Cartier Vermeil watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The meaning of Cartier Vendôme varies. Most often, the term describes a line of watches made by the French luxury jewelry house. However, the company has also produced sunglasses and wedding jewelry with the style name Cartier Vendôme. Shop a variety of Cartier Vendôme watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Cartier is famous for producing jewelry and watches out of rare and luxury-grade materials and creating innovative designs, often packed with symbolism. Some of the jeweler's most famous pieces include the modern Love and Trinity bracelets and its custom-made antique and vintage jewelry like the Crocodile and Patiala necklaces. Find a range of Cartier jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 14, 2023
    There are at least a few things that make Cartier so special. Cartier is one of the most well-known and internationally revered jewelers in the world. The French luxury brand has helped to define style trends. Cartier made one of the first modern wristwatches for men� the Santos de Cartier� and its panth�re motif and Love bracelet are internationally renowned. Every piece produced by Cartier is also carefully crafted out of high-quality materials. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of Cartier pieces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    There are a few reasons why Cartier is so popular. For one thing, the French luxury house is known for its very long history of unparalleled prestige and quality craftsmanship. Cartier has been producing extraordinary jewelry, watches and accessories since 1847. While jewelry lovers have long been enthusiastic about Cartier’s elegant and streamlined designs for bracelets, rings, necklaces and other pieces, the brand is also known for innovation. It pioneered the use of platinum in fine jewelry, and its artisans were so mindful of trends in fashion that the house became the official jewelry supplier to King Edward VII. Later, Cartier’s Art Deco-era pieces would help define the movement with which they are associated. One of the brand’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch, one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. Today’s influencers continue to help popularize the brand, increasing the demand for certain pieces like Cartier buffalo horn sunglasses and the Cartier Love bracelet, an icon of modernist jewelry. Find a wide range of Cartier watches, jewelry and eyewear on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    The original Cartier Tank watch, which was emblematic of a stark departure from the renowned jewelry house’s curved and round watch faces in that its case resembled the FT-17’s cockpit, served as a sleek update to the Santos watch. Crafted in 1917, one year before the Great War came to a close, Cartier’s Tank watch reportedly borrowed its clean, sharp lines and boxy silhouette from France’s legendary Renault FT-17 light tank, itself a compact and extraordinary design that inspired numerous copies. When the Tank watch went to market, Cartier offered a limited run in Paris. After those quickly sold, it was given a name, the Tank Normale. The timepiece took off in popularity, but only slightly more than 30 were made in 1920 and annual production has been slow over the years since then. Find Cartier Tank watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    On Cartier jewelry, a 750 stamp means that a piece is 75% gold metal. You will find the stamp on the 18-karat gold pieces made by Cartier, such as the Love bracelet. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of Cartier jewelry from some of the worlds top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    To authenticate a Cartier lighter, locate the serial number. Then, contact Cartier’s customer service team to assess whether it is a genuine serial number and whether the product type and style match your piece. Check the official Cartier website for current contact information. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Cartier lighters.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Whether a Cartier watch is bigger than a Rolex watch depends on the particular timepiece. Cartier offers watches in sizes ranging from 28 millimeters for women to 44 millimeters for men. Rolex's smallest women's watch is bigger than Cartier's at 31 millimeters, but the watchmaker's largest men's watch is only 43 millimeters. Find a variety of Rolex and Cartier watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    Cartier glasses are called by a variety of nicknames. These include 'Ye's, Sticks, Carties and Cardisa. Many people refer to Cartier sunglasses and eyeglasses fashioned out of buffalo horn as Buffs. Explore a wide variety of Cartier glasses from some of the world's top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    Which Cartier watch is the most iconic is open to debate. One of the French luxury brand's most influential watches is the Cartier Tank, which debuted in 1917. A women's watch, the Cartier Panthere is another of the brand's legendary designs. It was introduced in 1914, and its original design drew inspiration from a painting of a panther by artist George Barbier. Shop a large collection of Cartier watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    What a Cartier bracelet symbolizes varies from piece to piece. With its screw motif, the Love bracelet represents the enduring nature of true love, while the three types of gold featured in the Trinity bracelet stand for love, fidelity and friendship. Translating to "just a nail" in English, the Juste un Clou bracelet is sometimes associated with simplicity and modernity. Find a large collection of Cartier bracelets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 14, 2023
    There are a couple of reasons why Cartier glasses are so special. First, the French luxury brand produces each pair with careful attention to detail and precise crafting techniques that make the eyewear stylish and durable. Cartier also uses fine-quality materials like buffalo horn, titanium, gold, leather, onyx and bubinga wood. Additionally, many Detroit rappers like Royce da 5'9", Tee Grizzley and Big Sean have sported Cartier sunglasses over the years, making the brand's eyewear synonymous with hip-hop culture. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Cartier glasses.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    Yes, Cartier is a luxury brand. For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well-known and internationally revered jewelers in the world. Cartier uses only fine materials and carefully crafts pieces to ensure quality. The jewelry, watches, eyewear, bags and other accessories produced by Cartier are also sold at aspirational price points that meet the definition of luxury. Find a wide variety of Cartier pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    Yes, Cartier diamonds are real. The French luxury jewelry maker follows stringent standards when selecting the diamonds that go into its pieces. For example, the central brilliant cut diamonds in Cartier rings that are over 0.3 carats in weight must be classified as Very Good or Excellent to be used by the brand, and Cartier rarely chooses diamonds with clarity ratings below VS2 or color ratings below H. Shop a selection of Cartier diamond jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 27, 2023
    The Cartier Tank is so popular for several reasons. Many people like its unique shape, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I. Others appreciate its long history since it was released in 1918. Over the years, some models have featured details that further appeal to collectors. For example, the Tank Divan is notable for its striking rectangular case that is situated horizontally. The Roman numerals on its watch face are elongated, stretching to fit its unusual proportions. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Cartier Tank watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Pasha de Cartier is a watch introduced by the French luxury jewelry house of Cartier in 1985. Today, the watch features an automatic movement and is available with various leather and bracelet bands. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Pasha de Cartier watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    While the Panthère de Cartier watch collection was initially launched in 1983, Cartier included panther spots (and only the spots) in diamonds and onyx on at least one women’s watch in 1914 and another in 1915. These creations were conceived by the Cartier designer Charles Jacqueau. The cat’s major breakthrough came in 1949, with a brooch on which Jeanne Toussaint worked hand in glove with designer Peter Lemarchand. The luxury jewelry house now offers dozens of versions of the Panthère de Cartier timepiece, including double- and triple-wrap bracelets, a series of cuffs and a diamond-encrusted panther spot version. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Cartier pieces from some of the world's top sellers.

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