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    Description

    Van Cleef & Arpels Wood Travel Clock
    The rectangular dark wood case features a clock, of quartz movement, accented by a blue mother-of-pearl dial with dot and Arabic numeral hour markers, marked Van Cleef & Arpels. Gross weight 22.90 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1 inch (closed)
    *Note: clock is currently in working order


    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

    Condition Report*:

    Metals:
    Stainless Steel

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Stamped Van Cleef & Arpels, number 0287/ 2001, Serie Limitee. Accompanied by brown leather travel pouch marked VCA. A plaque appears to be missing from the outside of the wooden box.

    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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    December
    4th Monday 1:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    4th Monday
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    (Lots 55366-55978) - 2:00 PM Central Time, Monday, December 4, 2017.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Opening Bid:
    $500
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