A Cartier carved hardstone desk clock
Lot 36
Cartier, Paris. A fine rock crystal, lapis lazuli, jade and emerald boudoir clockNo. 2163, stamped with reference no. 0716, the movement by the European Watch and Clock Co., 1920's
Sold for US$ 116,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Cartier, Paris. A fine rock crystal, lapis lazuli, jade and emerald boudoir clock
No. 2163, stamped with reference no. 0716, the movement by the European Watch and Clock Co., 1920's
15-jewel adjusted lever movement signed E. W. C. Co., France, the case set within an arched panel of rock crystal set on either side with a stylized shrub of carved emerald (one lacking), 12-sided gold bezel enclosing roman chapter ring with concentric panels of lapis and carved jade in the center, pierced and engraved gold hands, fitted Cartier case. 9 cm high

Footnotes

  • One of cartier's most succcessful designs, a closely similar clock attributed to Maurice Couet, c. 1929 is in the Cartier Collection. See Judy Rudoe's Cartier 1900 - 1939, pg. 128.
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