Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A rare CARTIER Art Deco pink Tourmaline Sautoir

This beautiful and extremely rare Art Deco sautoir by Cartier was sold by Doyle NY last week and achieved another record price in terms of multiple vs estimate!. The piece is set in platinum with 11 carved pink Tourmaline beads and a shield shaped pendant. The links are a very original combination of platinum rondelles, pearls and onix bars. It is a very unusual surviving piece from the early Art Deco period when Cartier sought inspiration in India and carved gemstones were incorporated in fine jewellery.