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The world of Vintage Cartier

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Someone recently asked me

to pick something made by Cartier which hasn’t recently be sold and which I find particularly beautiful or extraordinary. That is quite a...

Cartier's crossed wires??

To me, at first glance, this Cartier objet d'art looks distinctly Oriental...Cartier borrowing from the Orient for inspiration. But, upon...

A little beauty

This little beauty displaying all Cartier's brilliance at handling colour appeared at auction in Paris this past week. ....Blue and...

Italian Action

Our stage moved to Italy yesterday when Pandolfini Auctions sold an interesting group of original Cartier, Paris 1960s jewellery. A ring...

Up there with the Gods

It made it! If not quite a much as the one at Phillips, this still made US $ 315,000.00 which is a tremendous result. This places...

A Rush to Judgement

The problem today with all the travel restrictions is that one is left reliant upon a few photographs published by the auction houses to...

Talk to me about this

In the old days, dealers used to comb all small, regional, out-of-the-way auction houses for vintage Cartier pieces which were going...

Swinging London; swinging again

Another rare London watch reached a high price (US $ 175,000) yesterday at Watches of Knightsbridge in London. It was the turn of an...

Roll up! Roll up!! Read all about it

Rarely has there been such chatter and discussion about a Mystery clock as there was about this clock prior to the auction yesterday. ...

Just a pebble...

A little history was made today when Phillips sold this very rare Cartier, London wristwatch from 1972 for close to $ 500,000. This is a...

Surprise surprise

It is extremely rare for something important, yet completely unknown to appear out of the blue these days. With all the studies of...

Hollywood Glamour

It’s rare to find ‘sets’ of items by Cartier from ‘back in the day’. Probably the most famous set is the ex-Maharaja of Patiala’s...

Simple pleasures

This 18kt yellow gold bangle made by Cartier, London in 1973 made a very strong price today at Bonhams London. Estimated at £ 6-8,000,...

Mystery and a mysterious person...

Earlier, we discussed the story of Cartier and their extraordinary ‘Mystery’ clocks. Instead of going into the story again, I want to...

Action again.....at last

Sotheby’s NY curated a clever auction with Michelle Smith’s estate this week..this is where the action is now: Intelligently curated...

Ahhhhhh India

The importance of India in the story of Cartier cannot be overstated. ‘India’ flowed through the veins of Cartier giving the firm a vital...

 

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