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Cartier

An Ivory and Diamond-Set Combination Timepiece, circa 1920

Cartier

Cartier

An Ivory and Diamond-Set Combination Timepiece, circa 1920

An Ivory and Diamond-Set Combination Timepiece, circa 1920

Cartier

An Ivory and Diamond-Set Combination Timepiece, circa 1920 


gilt-brass mounted aneroid barometer and timepiece wound and set to the reverse, both with silvered dials signed Cartier, entwined gilt-brass frames, diamond-set Mountbatten monogram to the top, set into a shaped ivory standing case, metal strut and winders to the reverse, numbered 3631 

width 120mm, height 90mm

Case: with a large crack to the back and some small fissures down both sides of the ivory case. a small discoloured mark to the centre. Dials: the barometer dial is very tarnished, the timepiece dial is also dirty with age but legible. Both are signed. Movement: the timepiece appears to be ticking at the time of cataloguing but not tested for timekeeping; barometer movement not tested.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Possibly a wedding gift to Lord Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley on the occasion of their marriage in 1922.

The present timepiece is in a photograph of Edwina Mountbatten’s bedroom at Brook House taken in the June of 1939. It is shown on her nightstand.