Very Rare Vintage Cartier 14k Yellow Gold and Glass Lidded Ice Bucket. Made in the USA in the 1970s.
Made of 14k Yellow Gold and Glass. Hallmarked with'14 KT' and signed' Cartier. Of cylindrical shape with small acanthus handles and a removable lid with floral finial. Front with entwined monogram in relief.Rare collectible in 14 carat gold by the House of Cartier. This thermal container by the Maison Cartier is made of 14 carat gold. The slender, cylindrical body is raised on a round foot rim, adorned with a fine, revolving floral frieze.
The latter is repeated along the upper rim. The cover is crowned with a floral finial and there are small acanthus handles on the sides. The front is decorated with an entwined monogram in relief.Due to the insulation, the container may be used as an exquisite ice bucket. Typically, pieces of this kind were made by Cartier as giveaways or Christmas presents. Usually made of silver, only rarely of gold, they were commonly merely signed and stamped with the fineness without further hallmarks.
The piece is hallmarked on the base with the fineness'14 KT' and signed'Cartier. It is in good condition with hardly any signs of use. The height measures 23 cm and the weight is approx.
The exclusive French jeweler and watch company Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and gained international renown in 1904 with the'Santos de Cartier', a wristwatch created for the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. A further milestone in the history of modern watchmaking was the introduction of the Tank watch in 1917, which was inspired by British First World War tanks.
With their Paris boutique established in the Rue de la Paix, Cartier soon opened further branches in London, New York and St. Petersburg to cater to the demand of a growing international clientele. Cultivating ties to important members of the aristocracy, Cartier became the supplier to the most notable royal dynasties of the 20th century. Since the beginning, the Maison created innovative pieces of jewelry, inspired by the flora and fauna, often characterized by innovative shapes and extravagant color combination as seen in their'Tutti Frutti' signature style.In addition to exquisite floral motifs Cartier has conceived a fanciful menagerie including exotic birds caught in full flight, sacred creatures from ancient Egypt, wondrous chimeras and fierce felines. The typical Panthere motif was first introduced in 1914 with a women's watch, in 1935 with a ring for the Duchess of Windsor and was later transformed into the famous jewelry series'Panthere de Cartier. The theme was significantly developed by Jeanne Toussaint, nicknamed'La Panthere', who was the creative director of Fine Jewelry from 1933 and as a metaphor of femininity the panther remains an icon of the House of Cartier. In addition to jewelry and watches, Cartier offers a wide range of various leather goods, perfumes, pens, lighters, sunglasses and all sorts of accessories. To this day creations by Cartier are must-haves in the international luxury segment.
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We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support. Continental Coin and Jewelry Company Web Department. The item "Cartier Solid 14k Yellow Gold and Glass Very Rare Vintage Lidded Ice Bucket" is in sale since Tuesday, August 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Other Fine Jewelry". The seller is "continentalcoinandjewelry" and is located in Van Nuys, California.
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