Belle Epoque Guilloché Enamel Desk Clock

Belle Epoque arch-shaped desk clock, the silver case guilloché in front and on the sides with a fish-scale pattern and enamelled Prussian blue, further bordered with a white enamel line, platinum arrow-shaped hands set with rose-cut diamonds, white enamel dial with black Arabic numbers and gold minute sectors bordered with white enamel dots. The feet applied with platinum rosettes set with rose-cut diamonds. Brass folding strut in the back.

Signed Cartier  (on the dial)

Numbered with Cartier Paris stock number ; entered Cartier Paris stock in 1913

Boar’s head hallmark (French hallmark for silver)

Maker : Bako workshop

H. : 7,9 cm      W. : 6,6 cm   Th.: 1,9 cm

Ivory back set aside

Illustrated “Cartier, Exceptional Objects”, O. Bachet and A. Cartier, 2019, Palais Royal Ed., Hong Kong, vol. 2, page 100.


PRICE: USD 28,500



Art Deco nephrite, agate and gold desk clock, Cartier, circa 1925

Art Deco desk clock, silver gilt dial with black Roman chapters for the hours and black indexes for the minutes, gold hands with black enamel triangular motifs, gold double reeded bezel with triple white enamel motifs placed in an “X” position, square nephrite case with Japanese corners, rectangular agate handle on top held by two gold arch-shaped posts enamelled with white lines. The movement is wound with a key.

Case numbered : 4692/2672

Signed Cartier Made in France on the dial

French mixed gold and silver hallmark

Movement by European Watch and Clock Co. Inc.  no. 40705 ; Key

Size: 8,7 x 6,5 x 2,7 cm

Price: USD 19,500

Art Deco inkwell

Antique Chinese jade, pyrite, turquoise, black enamel, gold mounting

French gold hallmark

Made: circa 1925
Length: 16.5 cm, height: 11 cm, width: 8.5 cm

Price: USD 16,500

Art Deco smoker’s set with Chinese motifs, Cartier

Round obsidian ashtray, fluted nephrite ring, 14K gold matchbox holder, coral

Signed: CARTIER, numbered from Cartier NY
Diameter: 13.5 cm; height: 6.5 cm
Made: circa 1925
Price: USD 9,500

Belle Epoque agate cigarette holder, Cartier

Agate, gold with white and light blue enamel.

Unsigned (no space), by Cartier

Original Cartier fitted case
French gold hallmark

Length: 5.7 cm
Made: circa 1910

Price: USD 2,300

cf: « L’objet Cartier » (Made by Cartier) », F. Cologni, E. Mocchetti, 1992, ill. p. 60 for a near identical one made in 1913.

Art Deco altar/tryptique desk clock, Cartier, circa 1928

Upright rectangular gold case with Chinese black enamel design, rose-cut diamond set motifs in platinum, rose-cut diamond set initials, the doors open to access the white enamel dial with blue Roman numerals, blued steel hands, the back doors open to access the movement, onyx base. Rose-cut diamond set platinum initials “E.G” on top.

Signed: CARTIER on the dial, dial further stamped with BREVETE (patented) and FRANCE. Numbered.

Made: circa 1928-30
Height: 5,7 cm Width at base : 3,3 cm

Price: USD 29,000

cf for similar models: Judy Rudoe, « Cartier 1900-1939 » exhibition catalogue, 1997 The British Museum, (also the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Field Museum, Chicago), items 70 and 71, ill. p. 132
H. Nadelhoffer, « Cartier », 1984, color plate 70

“Cartier, Exceptional Objects”, O. Bachet and A. Cartier, 2019, Palais Royal Editions, Paris, volume 1, page 206.