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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ART DECO PENDANT WATCH

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ART DECO PENDANT WATCH

This is an exciting and rare piece by Van Cleef and Arpels. The design is streamlined and stylized, and the watch face is covered by a clever louvered mechanism - when closed, you can't tell that it is a watch. Called "Shutter", it was inspired by a limousine radiator.

Van Cleef originally made these as clasps for a very special hand bag, but there are openings in the back that allow it to be worn as a pendant. Black lacquer with deep blue finials on silver ground. It is numbered, and illustrated in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sylvie Raulet, p312.

From Primavera Gallery's collection of vintage and estate watches, jewelry and accessories by Van Cleef & Arpels.

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels

Price/Price range:

$ 5,000-10,000