Cartier, Thermos Flask, 14 K Yellow and White Gold, New
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New York, USA, 1970s
Cartier - French jewelry and watch manufacturer, founded in 1847 in Paris
Hallmark on the bottom ‘Cartier 14 KT.’
Emblem on the flask
Cork as a closure
Rare example in gold
Height: c. 20 cm
Diameter with handle: c. 13 cm
Weight: c. 754 grams
Such pieces were produced in the USA and were giveaways or Christmas presents
Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
The thermos bottle of Cartier is mainly in 14 carat gold and is provided with a handle. The bulbous body stands on a round, recessed foot, decorated with an ornamental trim. On the white golden neck sits a yellow golden lid that closes the flask with its attached cork. The thermal glass keeps the temperature of any beverage while it is contributing to the weight of the vessel. Especially nice is the filigree, ornate emblem on the center of the body. These vessels were mostly produced in the United States and served as gifts for customers. Mainly these cans were made ??in silver, so the golden one is very rare as well as the hallmark ‘Cartier’. Usually these ‘giveaways’ were provided only with the purity mark, so here we have a rarely beautiful and precious exception of Cartier’s thermos bottles.
The jug is hallmarked on the bottom with ‘Cartier 14 KT.’. It is in good condition with minimal signs of age and wear as well as a minor dent on the lid. The vessel is 20 cm high and 13 cm wide with handle. The weight is circa 754 grams.
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 Panthère 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 ‘Panthère de Cartier’. The theme was significantly developed by Jeanne Toussaint, nicknamed ‘La Panthère’, 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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