Cartier Wristwatch

Art Deco testimony by Cartier. This wristwatch is totally complete and in authentic condition.  Platinum, Yellow Gold 18k 750 (Black enameled), Diamond (Old mine cut and Rose-cut) and Onyx Wristwatch.  Roman numerals. Three serial numbers on the platinum Tonneau case. Additional numbers on the yellow gold enameled clasp. Movement European Watch and Clock Inc. French marks. Circa 1925.

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Van Cleef & Arpels

In 1906, Alfred Van Cleef and two of his brothers-in-law, Charles and Julien Arpels, opened their first boutiques in Place Vendôme. Their immediate success pushes the partners of the company to develop in different seaside resorts in France as well as abroad. In 1939, New York was their first American address, before they settled in five other cities in the United States.

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René Boivin

René Boivin was born in Paris in February 1864. Excellent cartoonist and engraver, he began his career in jewelery very early. In the 1890s, he bought several workshops and eventually settled down St. Anastasius Street. In 1893 he moved to rue de Turbigo and married Jeanne Poiret, the sister of the famous couturier and first jeweler of the 20th century.

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Victorian

Flowers, trees, and bird motifs were all incorporated into early Victorian jewellery design. Delicate forms and intricate engraving were typical of the early Victorian era.  Later designs adopt the heavier aesthetic of the Gothic Revival.

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