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The world of Vintage Cartier

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As always, the weeks leading up to Christmas are jammed with auctions…whilst I cannot review every sale or lot, I thought I would mention...

Creeping Up..

Another of the 1991 Cartier, Paris Crash watches sold in Hong Kong at the weekend for US $ 125,000.00. This is only a couple of weeks...

What the heck..part 2

Now here's a different kind of beauty. A racing pigeon called New Kim. She was fought over by two Chinese buyers this week until one won,...

What the heck?

Can someone please answer this question? Why did this mid-1920s Lacloche powder compact sell for £ 150,000 (US $ 198,000) this week at...

Ninja Turtles

The Cartier turtles made around US $ 125,000 altogether. They were such fun and chic. I am not sure how many people wear brooches today...

And now we are watching

There are thirteen jewelled Cartier 'Turtle' brooches being sold by Christie's today. All from the 1950s. The turtle is the universal...

Success in Geneva

As predicted, the Cartier multi-gem 'Hindou' bracelet made $ 1,200,000 (CHF 1,110,000). This is the price for these bracelets. Because...

Shared vision.....

One hundred years apart in time but remarkably similar in ambition, here are two men, one who influenced Cartier in the past and one who...

The Big Crash

Only in May, I wrote about an early 1990s Crash Watch making a dizzying $ 125,000 in Hong Kong. How the records need to be re-written as...

Cartier: Master Ilusionist

Cartier loved all manner of 'hidden' elements which were incorporated into the designs of jewellery, watches and objets d'art. First,...

Another 'Bijou Hindou' Bracelet

T The last 'bijou Hindou' (or commonly called Tutti Fruitti) bracelet was sold last May (see an earlier mention in this report). The...

Long Cartier

This very rare and unusual Cartier, Paris diamond clip brooch made a rather dizzying price in Paris this afternoon. Before thinking too...

A Question

An incredible pair of yellow gold 'grain de cafe' bracelets made by Cartier, Paris in the early 1950s. Jewellery made using gold 'coffee...

I told you all was well

Christies New York sold this fellow named 'Stan' yesterday for $ 32 million! Amazing..wonderful..mad!

The Sky at Night

In Hans Nadelhoffer's seminal work 'Cartier, Jewellers Extraordinary' published in the early 1980s, it is odd he missed including this...

Anyone for a cuppa?

If anyone has any doubts about the extravagance which gripped the world during the 1920s, you need to look no further than this amazing...

Thoughts as we end the summer holidays:

Vintage Cartier Design 1963 The true state of the world today, whilst in the grip of “The Great Pandemic”, may only become apparent after...

Not 101 Dalmatians

Christies Geneva staged their well published, single owner sale of 101 vintage Cartier clocks last week. The sale did not do well. Let’s...

 

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