“Mystery clocks” were termed so because the minute and the hour hands gave the illusion of floating freely with no visible connection to the dial. Because each hand was fixed to a clear, rotating crystal or citrine disk, they were virtually invisible. Cartier’s clockmaker Maurice Coüet began creating modern versions of the mystery clock in 1912. The clocks remain among Cartier’s most sophisticated luxury products. A Cartier citrine, onyx, chrysoprase, silver, and diamond “mystery clock” is available in the upcoming Shapiro Auctions event.
Other noteworthy items featured in the sale include an oil painting titled Hungarian Rabbi with Prayer Shawl by Isidor Kaufmann. Kaufmann was recognized for his realistic paintings with mostly Jewish themes. Figurines from as early as 1884 are on offer as well. Over 350 lots of paintings, sculptures, antique and modern furniture, jewelry, and decorative items will be available. Explore the entire catalog or place a bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:354
Price Range:$50 - $300,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Isidor Kaufmann (Austrian-hungarian 1853-1921)|| Estimate: |
|A Cartier Citrine, Onyx, Chrysoprase, Silver And Diamond Mystery Clock, Case No. 201207, Circa 1970s|| Estimate: |
|Eugene Lanceray (Russian 1848-1886) Arabic Horse Games, Circa 1884|| Estimate: |
|Diamond And Ruby Cocktail Ring, Cartier, Paris, Circa 1950s|| Estimate: |
|A Rare Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass And Bronze Russian Table Lamp, New York, 1910|| Estimate: |