The Magical Art of Cartier

Geneva, Nov 19, 1996

LOT 427

"Pendulette Chinoise inclinable", 18K yellow gold, enamel, rock crystal and coral, diamond- set eight day going table dock with adjustable dial Paris, 1928

CHF 220,000 - 250,000

USD 180,000 - 210,000

Sold: CHF 289,500

Black enamel hexagonal, coral set bezel with diamond accents, pivoted between two rock crystal columns with onyx bases, topped by carved Fô- Dogs and applied with black and coral enamelled gold Chinese decoration with diamond accents, standing on a rectangular rock crystal base. Hexagonal Chinese 19th century lacquered dial panel with inlaid mother-of-pearl marquetry scene and applied with diamond-set Roman numerals and diamond-set bands. Frosted and gilt,19"' movement, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Measuring approx. 12 x 13 x 4.5 cm. Cartier Certificate of Authenticity N° 2427.

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Literature: A similar dock is illustrated in Cartier by Hans Nadelhoffer, French edition, plate No. 65.