31 quai Anatole-France Paris 75007 France 01133679240275
Email Dealer


$ 30,000


Documentation Signed
Period 1920-1949
Creation Date 1930
Description 18K Gold Art Deco altar or tryptique table clock, the 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). Rectangular black onyx top and base. The 18K gold frame enamelled with a black line décor. The platinum clasp set with rose-cut diamonds. The movement is accessed by opening the doors in the back.

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

French eaglehead hallmark for 18K gold

The backplate 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)

Made in 1930

cf: For similar altar clocks, see “Cartier, 1900-1939”, p. 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.

cf: “Cartier, Exceptional Objects”, O. Bachet and A. Cartier, 2019, Palais Royal Editions, volume 1, p. 206.

Condition : Gold case, enamel and onyx in perfect condition ; movement in great working order

Price: USD 30,000
Styles / Movements Art Deco
Incollect Reference Number 471251
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.