The Magical Art of Cartier

Geneva, Nov 19, 1996

LOT 17

"Cantine de voiture", 18I( yellow gold and mahogany, motorist nécessaire with built-in eight day going dock New York, circa 1917

CHF 20,000 - 24,000

USD 16,000 - 20,000

Mahogany rectangular shaped with wooden rolling shutter, the base inlaid with gold stringing and fitted with the dock; it contains three crystal scent bottles engraved with a floral decoration and closed by a double gold engine-turned cap, a notebook with a matching gold pencil set with a sapphire cabochon, two jeweled purses and a tortoise shell framed mirror with matching comb, the silver dock dial with Roman numerals and rose-cut diamond-set hands. Gilt brass 18"', movement, 15 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Measuring approx. 14 x 25 x 11.5 cm. Cartier Certificate of Authenticity N° 2017.

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