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Art Deco Cartier necklace sold for £459,000 at London Jewels Sale

10 december 2019

A spectacular Art Deco Aquamarine and Diamond Necklace by Cartier, dated circa 1940, tripled its pre-sale estimate, selling for £459,000 at Bonhams sale of "London Jewels" this week. 

Image credit: Bonhams

The highly articulated geometric necklace, set with nearly 170 carats of beautifully matched aquamarines, was an impeccable example of Cartier's late Art Deco style and sparked an international bidding war. 
The important collection of 23 clocks, of which 22 were by Cartier mainly from the Art Deco era, were also йдыщ the subject of fierce competitive bidding during the sale.
20 out of the 23 clocks sold dated from 1908 until the end of the Art Deco period. These impressive timepieces represent the pinnacle of luxury, elegance and craftsmanship that Cartier, and a select few major Parisian jewellery houses, were associated with at this time.
The star performer was A 'Model A' Art Deco Rock Crystal, Gold, Agate, Enamel and Diamond-Set 'Mystery Clock', by Cartier, made in 1919. This extremely rare and early example of the first type of mystery clock, known as 'Model A', features the 'mystery' illusion of the hands appearing to float in space without any connection to the movement.  It sold for £603,062, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £150,000 - 250,000.
The 23 clocks sold for a total of £1,154,930.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau