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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 2000

LOT 410

Cartier, Paris, circa 1920.Very fine and rare 18K gold, agate, labradorite, and bakelite eight-day going desk clock, with unusual symbolic hands and original fitted morocco box.

CHF 10,000 - 12,000

USD 5,500 - 6,500

Sold: CHF 11,500

C. Square agate holding the movement with two labradorite statutes of Buddha on each side, hard bakelite base, gold handle with a pierced and engraved couple holding hands against bakelite ground, gold frame between the base and the agate clock, gold and black enamel bezel. D. Matte silvered, engine-turned, Arabic fluorescent numerals, unusual gold hands, minute with engraved '13' and hour in the shape of a horseshoe. M. 19???, matte gilded, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compenstion balance, blued-steel Breguet balance spring, 15 jewels, index regulator.Signed on the dial and the box.Dim. 89x112x31 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 4*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4 - 5 - 01


The symbolic interpretation of the hands suggests that any bad luck associated with the number 13 will quickly give way to the good luck associated with the horseshoe.The hard Bakelite forming the base was at the period rare and fashionable.