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  • We acquired this object.

1929

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2017

2020

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Mystery Clock, Imperial Guardian Lion, 1929

This is a Mystery Clock.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Private Collection.

It is dated 1929. Its medium is carved nephrite, enamel, gold, cabochon emeralds, cabochon rubies, carved citrine, rose-cut diamonds, carved and calibré-cut coral, pearls, carved stone, platinum.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Clock (France)
  • fire-gilt bronze, blackened bronze, enameled metal (dial), blued steel....
  • 1955-82-1

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Clock, Screen, 1925
  • mother-of-pearl, diamonds, black enamel, coral, onyx, gold.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.98

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17 × 9.3 × 16.2 cm (6 11/16 × 3 11/16 × 6 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: 2639

It is signed

Cartier, Paris

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