19 avril 2018

Gold, Turquoise and Diamond Grande and Petite Repeating Desk Clock with Alarm, Cartier

Lot 381. Gold, Turquoise and Diamond Grande and Petite Repeating Desk Clock with Alarm, Cartier. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 275,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Composed of a rectangular reeded gold case with polished gold base, the silvered dial with buff-top turquoise and round diamond indicators, the hands applied with rose-cut diamonds, with subsidiary dial for alarm with arrow-form hands, minute repeating pusher at top applied with turquoise cabochon, manual... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer property from the personal collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire feeding her chickens at Chatsworth, 1995, wearing a Balmain ball gown and pearls. ©Bruce Weber LONDON.- Property from the personal collection of the inimitable Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014), will be offered at Sotheby’s London on 2nd March 2016. The youngest of the Mitford Sisters, and for half a century the chatelaine of Chatsworth, one of England’s greatest stately homes, the Duchess was at the very heart of British rural, cultural and political life. Her friends... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

Hardstone, Coral, Ruby and Lacquer Desk Clock, Lacloche Frères

Hardstone, Coral, Ruby and Lacquer Desk Clock, Lacloche Frères. Estimate $75,000 — 100,000 (68,164 - 90,885 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. The coral-hued dial with Arabic numeral indexes and stylized arrow hands, within a silver-gilt case applied with black and red lacquer, the frame and base composed of agate, coral and onyx carved and applied in geometric motifs, further decorated with cabochon rubies, onyx and agate sugarloaf cabochons and coral beads and rings, measuring approximately 5 by 6... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2013

An Art Deco mother-of-pearl, diamond and gem-set chinoiserie desk clock, by Lacloche Frères

An Art Deco mother-of-pearl, diamond and gem-set chinoiserie desk clock, by Lacloche Frères. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The rectangular dial with mother-of-pearl chinoiserie floral and bird decoration enhanced by carved coral, applied rose-cut diamond Arabic chapters and pavé-set diamond hands, to the black laquer case, rose quartz surmount with carved agate crown and blue enamel floral panels, on carved rose quartz dogs (accidents) and blue enamel floral pilars, the black laquer base with six rose quartz feet, mechanical... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2013

A Belle Epoque enamel and agate desk clock, by Cartier 

A Belle Epoque enamel and agate desk clock, by Cartier.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The rectangular case paneled in pink opaline guilloché enamel, with winding holes to the rear, on stepped and agate base, the circular dial with white enamel beaded work on the bezel, painted Arabic numerals and diamond-set hands, with winding key, circa 1910, 7.5 x 5.9 x 5.0 cm, in red leather fitted Cartier travel case. Dial signed Cartier. Estimate CHF15,000 – CHF25,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 May... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2013

Agate and diamond desk clock, Cartier, 1920s

Agate and diamond desk clock, Cartier, 1920s - Sotheby's. The circular dial applied with Roman numerals, the hands set with rose diamonds, within a blue enamel chapter ring decorated with the inscription " bons souhaits", inset to a square agate plaque with inverted corners accented with cabochon sapphire studs, hinged strut, dial signed Cartier, numbered. Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 GBP LITERATURE: Cf: Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, " Le Temps de Cartier", Wrist International 1989, pages 108,... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2013

Rock crystal, enamel and diamond desk clock, circa 1920

Rock crystal, enamel and diamond desk clock, circa 1920 - Sotheby's. The circular dial applied with guilloché light blue enamel, the bezel applied with Roman numerals and monochrome enamel, set within a rock crystal frame, highlighted with rose diamonds, signed Cartier, diameter measuring approximately 83mm, fitted case stamped Cartier. Movement not in working condition, later crown. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP LITERATURE: Cf: Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, " Le Temps de Cartier", Wrist... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2013

Art Deco Gold, Silver, Lapis, Nephrite Jade, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Desk Clock, Cartier, France

Art Deco Gold, Silver, Lapis, Nephrite Jade, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Desk Clock, Cartier, France. Photo Doyle The spherical lapis case divided by bands of gold, spaced by continuous gold circles, accented by triangle-shaped mother-of-pearl inlay, centering a circular engine-turned silver-tone dial with black Roman numerals, gold hands and railroad minute track, with gold bezel accented by 10 inlaid mother-of-pearl squares, round 8-day movement, push button activated time set and rotating bezel winding mechanism, the... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2013

Art Deco Nephrite, Silver, Enamel and Diamond Desk Clock, Cartier, Paris

Art Deco Nephrite, Silver, Enamel and Diamond Desk Clock, Cartier, Paris. Photo Doyle The square-shaped nephrite clock with Japonais corners, centering a circular gold-tone dial applied with sunburst radial engine-turned decoration, with black Roman numerals and railroad minute track, with fancy-shaped rose-cut diamond-set platinum hands, encircled by a gold-plated silver and silver bezel quartered by white enamel bands, topped by gold and white enamel attachments for a handle, key wind and key set, dial signed... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2013

Art Deco Rock Crystal, White Enamel and Diamond Desk Clock, Cartier, France

Art Deco Rock Crystal, White Enamel and Diamond Desk Clock, Cartier, France. Photo Doyle Platinum, metal, the milestone-shaped rock crystal clock centering a circular silver-tone engine-turned dial, with black Roman numerals and railroad minute track, with delicate platinum rose-cut diamond-set hands, encircled by a white enamel and gold bezel, accented by two diamond-set platinum florets, dial signed Cartier, France, case no. 01041, round 8-day movement signed Made by... [Lire la suite]
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