Cartier, France Belle Epoque pink enamel pendant watch necklace

Cartier, France Belle Epoque pink enamel pendant watch necklace

An Edwardian pink guilloché enamel pendant watch with beaded white enamel borders and centering on a rose-cut diamond cluster suspended from a matching chain of alternating pink enamel batons and seed pearls, in 18k. Cartier, France. Movement stamped Cartier; case stamped 7922 with poinçon for E.U. and a man's profile, inscribed 3073.

In the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, Louis and Pierre Cartier discovered Carl Fabergé's innovative decorative technique of combining guilloché (symmetrical patterns created by engine-turned engraving) with translucent enamel. Cartier developed their own enamel color palette to produce Russian-inspired accessories such as this pendant timepiece. Pink in various shades was widely used and almost exclusively for objects intended for Cartier's female clientele. Translucent guilloché enamel work gradually discontinued after WWI, and pink enamel virtually disappeared from Cartier's color range.

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  • DesignerCartier
  • CountryFrance
  • Circa1907
  • MaterialsGuilloché enamel, diamond, seed pearl, 18k gold
  • Dimensions15 1/2" chain, 1 1/2" watch pendant
  • SKUZ30876