Offered by: ALC Vintage – Alain Cartier Antiques
31 quai Anatole-France Paris 75007 , France Call Seller 01133679240275


Art Deco altar or tryptique table clock, Cartier, 1930

$ 28,000
  • Description
    18K gold Art Deco 'altar' or 'tryptique' table clock, the silver dial appearing when the doors open to reveal black enamel Roman numerals within a stylized oriental frame décor enamelled black. The square silver dial with 'chemin de fer' for the minutes' indexes, blued steel hands. The dial signed CARTIER and BREVETE (patented). Black onyx top and base. The 18K gold frame enamelled with a black line decor on the outside. The platinum clasp set with rose-cut diamonds. The movement is accessed by opening the doors in the back.

    Movement by European Watch and Clock Co. Inc (a Cartier subsidiary)

    French eaglehead hallmark for 18K gold.

    The back plate engraved : Cadran Breveté (dial patented) Made in France E. W. C. Co

    The back plate numbered 42732 and .6294. (Cartier London repair number)

    60 x 35/55 x 28 mm (doors closed/open)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Gold, enamel, silver, platinum, rose-cut diamonds
    Condition: New. Perfect condition; clock in great working order
    Creation Date: 1930
    Styles / Movements: Art Deco, Modern
    Book References: cf for similar altar clocks : "Cartier, Exceptional Objects" by O. Bachet and A. Cartier, 2019, Palais Royal Editions, volume 1, page 206.
    Catalog References: cf for similar altar clocks : "Cartier, 1900-1939", page 132 of the exhibition catalogue by J. Rudoe, 1997, The British Museum (London) 1997-1998, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) 1997, The Field Museum (Chicago) 1999-2000.
    Incollect Reference #: 448501
  • Dimensions
    W. 35 mm; L. 60 mm;
    Open W. 2.17 in; Closed W. 1.38 in;
    Open W. 5.5 cm; Closed W. 3.5 cm;
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