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    Jaeger Le Coultre for Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Travel Clock, French
    Case: 17 x 17 mm, square, 18k gold, secured by two screws, 120814
    Dial: gold, with black Roman numerals 3, 6, 9 & 12 o'clock positions and dash hour indexes in between, blued steel "Baton" hour and minute hands, mineral crystal
    Movement: manual wind
    Dimensions: 1-7/16 inches x 1 inch x 5/16 inch
    Signed: Jaeger Le Coultre and Van Cleef & Arpels on the dial
    Gross Weight: 33.76 grams
    Note: clock is currently in working order

    Property from the Estate of Jean Howard


    Condition Report*:

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Top slides open to reveal clock. Marked 70457, VCA, eagle's head for 18k gold, 120814 on the caseback. Accompanied by a signed Van Cleef & Arpels fitted sleeve.

    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. Their success was immediate. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a fancy purse-like compartmentalized lady’s vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. It created the illusion of floating gems, each being fastened by wires from the underside of the piece. It was popular throughout the 1930s and 1940s before reappearing in the 1990s. The company is continues to be family run, managing locations across the globe.

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