People who know me, know that I have a (total) weakness for desk or table clocks! Especially those from the French jewelery houses like Boucheron, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mauboussin and…of cours: Cartier. Two years ago from now, there was one very nice example for aution then. A Cartier, France, Art Deco rock crystal, white enamel platinum and diamond table clock from circa 1920.
Cartier, France, Art Deco table clock, circa 1920
This Cartier Art Deco pendulette is made of rock crystal and platinum. 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. The dial signed Cartier, France (case no. 01041). The round 8-day movement is signed ‘Made by Couet’, With signed fitted box.
3 1/4 x 2 11/16 x 5/16 inches.
It was estimate for $8,000-12,000 but it despite the original rock crystal easel was replaced with plexiglass, and the clock was not running, it was sold for $28,125 (includes Buyer’s Premium)! No, it’s not in my collection. It was far above my budget. But ohh so mouth watering beautiful….