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Art Deco Platinum and 18kt Gold Open-face Pocket Watch, Cartier

Auction:
2932B
Lot:
378
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$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2932B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Art Deco Platinum and 18kt Gold Open-face Pocket Watch, Cartier, the white enamel dial with roman numeral indicators, enclosing manual-wind movement, stem-wind, stem-set, no. 977, 14223, 13243, 47 mm, signed on the dial, reverse with monogram.

Note: According to family history, the watch was property of Lewis David Einstein (1877-1967). A member of a prominent Jewish family, Einstein's ancestors included Judah P. Benjamin. He was an important United States diplomat, posted at Paris, London, Constantinople, and Peking. As an author, poet, and historian, his works include The Italian Renaissance in England, The Relation of Literature to History, Tudor Ideals, and Roosevelt: His Mind In Action.
Estimate $500-700

Running, appears to be keeping time, light surface scratches.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Lewis David Einstein, Roosevelt, Academia, Albert Einstein, Cartier, Jews, Lewis Einstein, Physics, Constantinople, London, Paris, Peking, United Kingdom, United States

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