St. Christopher Sterling Silver Dashboard Clip by Cartier, 1954
Price Code: SOLD
Of motoring interest, an extremely unusual and highly covetable Sterling silver St. Christopher, intended to be mounted on a car dashboard by means of a hinged mounting plate to retain a map. The central relief, featuring St. Christopher with the Christ child on his shoulders against a gilded background, is surrounded by vertical reeded decoration and has two plaques on either side with LOOK AT ST. CHRISTOPHER AND BE SAFE. Hand engraved CARTIER LONDON, the clip bears English import hallmarks for 1954, along with the maker’s mark of JC (Jacques Cartier, 1885–1942. The clip is complete with a green tooled Cartier presentation case.
Size: 2½ x 2 inches (6½ x 5 cm)
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