The Cartier Panthers
How the famous panther came to be.
You don’t have to be an animal lover, or a lover of felines to adore the Cartier panthers whether it is a watch, pendant, ring, bracelet, brooch, cufflinks, handbag, wallet or even a scarf.
It was when Jeanne Toussaint first laid eyes on a live panther when on safari with Louis Cartier that the idea of the panther design was born. As she was director of Cartier Jewelry, the big cats soon evolved into the design of a watch and ultimately created one of the most legendary jewelry lines of all time. The sleek panther even made it’s way into the firms secondary logo and is found in just about all the firms marketing to date.
The first panther patterned watch was created in 1914 with the classic diamond and ebony pave setting and the panther design exploded from there.
New or vintage Cartier.
Houston Estate Sales & Auction Company arranges consignment, auction, public and private sale of Cartier panther jewelry, watches, and even handbags, and scarves whether they are newer, used, or vintage. Some of the most exciting auctions have been of the earlier panther pieces but the more modern designs such as the Cartier Cirque Tiger yellow gold Watch (above center,) the diamond panther cuff bangle watch (above top), the Cartier diamond five walking panther bangle (above right) or the Cartier Diamond, Cabochon Sapphire Panther Motif Bracelet (above left) always being collectors, investors, and jewelry lovers to the table.
If you are interested in offering your Cartier items for sale whether it be from the panther collection or from any other of the many Cartier collections, contact Houston Estate Sales & Auction Company for a complimentary consultation.