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You are reviewing an exceptional shutter clock: This clock is over-sized and extremely rare, from the MID 20TH CENTURY late 1930s-1940s Cartier Paris GOLD, PLATINUM AND DIAMOND MOUNTED HARD STONE DESK TIMEPIECE, IN ORIGINAL FITTED CASE.
The clock is fully signed and original.
Signed Cartier Paris back of case
Perfect condition! No enamel loss, no cracks to hardstone and no wear on the finely detailed outer doors or back of solid gold case very rare as this one is oversized to the typical miniature ones which stand at only 2-3inches
The clocks is Signed and numbered appropriately : Cartier, number 02278
The clock is in mint condition with arch red hard stone case top over a solid gold engine turned rectangular case with conforming doors.
The doors are mounted with diamond set platinum strap handle over the stepped gold and when open display the time with enamel Roman numerals.
The hard stone base acts as the foundation for the hand crafted doors which open to reveal the 1.75 inch.
-3.5inch total when doors opened.
The silvered Roman rectangular dial is totally mint and contains diamond set platinum hands.
The movement wound and set via a retractable gilt knop to the underside of the base and signed 'Cartier, Paris' to the rear of the base;
The box is totally mint and complete with its original satin and velvet lined fitted gilt tooled red leather case. 9cm (3.5in)
The clock is piece unique and working.
FOR A SIMILAR EXAMPLE, FIND in bonhams for 2015, Bonhams
Lot 94, sale 22622