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1920

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1930

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2017

2021

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Desk Clock, ca. 1925

This is a Desk Clock.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Private Collection as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated ca. 1925. Its medium is rock crystal, chinese lacquer, rose-cut diamonds and rubies, cabochon rubies, lac burgauté, enamel, gold.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.5 × 7.5 × 2.8 cm (2 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Outside of back: Ref no. 957; Case no. 1802; signed "CARTIER" Inside of back: hand-engraved, calligraphy: "EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO. INC. FRANCE"; 3286/1802 Inside of movement bridge: stamped "FIFTEEN-5-JEWELS/E.W.C. Co Inc. FRANCE FAB SUISE"

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

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