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  • We acquired this object.

1912

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Semi-Mystery Clock, Comet, ca. 1912

This is a Semi-Mystery Clock. It was manufactured by Maurice Coüet and produced by Cartier.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Private Collection and Siegelson, New York as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated ca. 1912. Its medium is black onyx, enamel, rose-cut diamonds, gold, platinum.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Clock, ca. 1930
  • H x W x D: 26.5 x 25.5 x 9 cm (10 7/16 x 10 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.).
  • 1979-56-2-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.8 × 7.8 × 2.4 cm (3 1/16 × 3 1/16 × 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Outside of back: stamped 5737; hand-engraved 3576; strut engraved 547

It is signed

Outside of back: stamped "CARTIER"

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