Lot 143. A rock crystal, diamond, turquoise and enamel desk clock by Cartier, circa 1925. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. Courtesy Bonham's.
The keyhole-shaped rock crystal case accented by two sugarloaf turquoise at the base, the engraved mother-of-pearl dial with fine rose-cut diamond hands, framed by a turquoise enamel bezel with Roman numerals, each hour chapter accented by a rose-cut diamond, caseback signed Cartier and European Watch & Clock Co France, numbered 2627, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co Inc, 8.0cm x 6.7cm x 2.0cm, boxed by SJ Phillips Ltd.
Provenance: Property from a European Private Collection.
Note: From 1919, the export of Cartier clocks from Paris was handled by the European Watch and Clock Company, a subsidiary of Cartier who held offices in New York and Paris. As with this clock, the European Watch & Clock Company's maker's marks will often be found of pieces exported by Cartier.
Bonham's. London Jewels, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM GMT