Vintage Cartier Heart Picture Frame 14K & Bakelite

LAC003

Featured is a lovely and unique vintage Cartier picture frame in the shape of a heart. Based on the markings, the frame was most likely crafted in the 1960s. The heart shape is crafted of solid 14kt yellow gold and measures about 1/4” thick. The back of the frame’s cover is a black bakelite piece with a black bakelite stand attached to it. On the back at the crux of the heart is a little teardrop piece that holds the bakelite in place and swivels around. Behind the bakelite lies four heart shaped pieces: yardstick paper, thin paper, thin fabric, and glass. To our knowledge, this is all original to the frame. On the back at the bottom of the gold frame, it is engraved ‘Cartier 14K 12485’. The entire piece weighs 43.3 grams and its length measures 2 1/2”, its width 2 5/8”, and its depth with the bakelite 5/8”. The frame opening measures 2” north and south and almost 1 1/4” east and west. The frame is 100% authentic Cartier and is in great condition with some chipping on the bakelite and light scratches on the gold. The thin paper on the inside has some browning on the edges and the fabric shows staines at 12 and 9 o’clock..

Material info: Solid 14kt (585) Yellow Gold, Black Bakelite, Glass, Yardstick, Paper & Fabric
Total Gram Weight: 43.3 Grams
Designer: Cartier

Markings: Cartier 14K 12485

Measurements:
Picture Frame Length: Approximately 2 1/2”
Picture Frame Width: Approximately 2 5/8”
Picture Frame Depth: Approximately 5/8”
Picture Frame OPENING Length x Width: 2” x Almost 1 1/4”

Estimated Retail Value: $3,750.00
Stock #: LAC003

 

 


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