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Desk Clock by Cartier

$48,500

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This elegant desk clock by Cartier features a soft blue guilloché enamel and gold frame. With Roman numerals marking the hours, the dial's radiant guilloché pattern is well-complemented by hands studded with fine white diamonds. An outstanding example of 1920s design, this remarkable timepiece comes with its original red leather case, excellent condition. The Cartier tradition of clock and watch making extends almost as far back as the founding of the company. In 1898, Louis Cartier, one of the three Cartier brothers and grandson of founder Louis-François, moved to 13 rue de La Paix with his father, Alfred. Louis was a talented creator of jewels and art objects, and confirmed his talent by tying his craft with clock making traditions, lost now for more than a century. Thereafter, Cartier's clocks, table clocks, and watches were manufactured with an emphasis on perfection, beauty and originality. Clock making, at first a secondary activity, became the predominant activity and prestige of Cartier. Circa 1920 2 1/2" square

Details

  • Creator
    Cartier (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)Width: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30-20131stDibs: LU89116019173

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