CARTIER MINIATURE DESK CLOCK "MIGNONETTE"
Cartier, Paris, No. 3990/88679. Made circa 1910.
Very fine and very rare, gold on silver and enamel miniature
desk clock with rose-cut diamond-set hands.
Rectangular silver body overlaid with gold entirely decorated
with satine engine-turning within white champlevé
enamel line borders, gold bezel with white enamel "pearls",
gold beaded border at the base, shuttered winding holes,
carved and polished agate base.
White enamel with dauphine numerals, outer gold painted
dot minute indexes. Rose-cut diamond-set arrow hands.
Rectangular matte gilt brass with cylindrical pillars and
going barrel, the back plate relieved for the straight line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued
steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.