Description

    Gold Earrings, Cartier
    Each heavily textured 18k yellow gold doorknocker earring is completed by a post with clip back on the reverse. Marked Cartier. Gross weight 45.90 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1-1/8 inches
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears, and are easily converted


    Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Cartier
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: One earring is missing the post; other post needs straightening.


    Cartier: In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded his business, creating jewelry made of gold, awash with colorful enamels and set with glittering gemstones. This appealed to the French aristocracy. His son, Alfred joined him, and later grandsons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, who took over during the Art Deco era. Parlaying the company's distinctive Oriental-influenced style, he established a fabulous jewelry empire. The grandsons were responsible for operating salons in Paris, London and New York, respectively. Joined by designer Jeanne Toussaint in 1933, Cartier created a range of vanity cases, desk sets and accessories. The firm continues to produce exquisite jewelry, watches, and objects d'art for a prestigious clientele. Savvy business move in the 1970s developing a boutique product line named "Les Must" appealing to the public at large.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    7th-9th Monday-Wednesday
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