Cartier Mystery Clock, $515,000, Doyle New York
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare Cartier Art Deco rock crystal and diamond Model A Mystery Clock sold for $515,000 at a sale of jewelry, timepieces and objets de vertu from the estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl (1903-2011), held Apr. 15 by Doyle New York in New York City. It was a new world auction record for a Model A Mystery Clock. Also, another Art Deco clock by Cartier of lapis and nephrite jade knocked down at $221,000; and an Art Deco rock crystal and diamond bangle bracelet by Cartier hammered for $100,000. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.