A carved rock crystal, olivine and pearl 'French Bulldog' attributed to Cartier

The transparent rock crystal model realistically carved as a seated French Bulldog, the eyes embellished with circular-cut olivine, the yellow gold collar suspending a pearl drop, circa 1904, attributed to Cartier. Note: due to their limited metal surfaces, these models were rarely signed, a very similar French Bulldog in smokey quartz with olivine eyes but a sapphire-set collar also suspending a pearl, can be seen in a collection of quartz animals photographed on page 65 of 'Made by Cartier 150 Years of Tradition and Innovation' by Franco Cologni and Ettore Mocchetti, Abbeville Press, 1993.


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