A nephrite, chalcedony, gold and silver clock, Cartier, Paris, c. 1920

We very much admire this chic desk clock which shows a variation on the monolithic design inaugurated by Cartier’s ‘Model A’ mystery clock in 1912.

We particularly like the subtle colour combination of cream chalcedony, moss green nephrite, silver and gold.

Remarkably this example has retained its original red morocco fitted case.

A perfect collector’s item.


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Art Deco nephrite, chalcedony, sterling silver and gold clock by Cartier, Paris, circa 1920

Manufactured by Maurice Couet

A clock composed of a sterling silver case set with an embellished gold frame around an enamel face with Roman numerals, the gold hands featuring a star motif, with a sloped nephrite element surmounted by a chalcedony ring on the top, on a nephrite base; grande sonnerie and minute repeater (chimes on the hour and the quarters), chimes the time on demand by pressing the button under the chalcedony ring; in original fitted Cartier box

– Signed Cartier on the dial, and European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., France, Made in France, on the interior

– Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 9 inches


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