Learn about Cartier

French silversmith and jeweller Louis-Francois Cartier established a modest workshop in Paris in 1847. He had the good fortune to come to the notice of Princess Mathilde Bonaparte who gave him many valuable commissions, which enabled him to expand his business. Under the management of his grandsons, Pierre and Jacques, the firm moved to its present location on the Rue de la Paix in 1889. Cartier's enjoyed the patronage of most of the royalty and nobility of Europe in the years before the First World War, opening branches in London, New York, Cannes and Monte Carlo. In 1972 the business was purchased by a group of investors and the New York and London branches which had been sold off, were repurchased. The company was renamed "Les Must de Cartier" in 1981 and then "Vendome Luxury Group" combining it with other luxury brands including Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, Karl Lagerfeld. Cartier is now part of luxury goods company Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, based in Switzerland, but founded by South African businessman Johan Rupert.

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A silk scarf by Must de Cartier, styled with swags of necklaces on a royal blue background, 87 cm square

A handbag by Cartier, styled in burgundy leather with drawstring closure and gold metal hardware, authenticity card included, 17 x 24 cm

A silk scarf by Must de Cartier, styled with wristwatches in silver and gold, on a blue background, 87 cm square

A wallet and key holder by Cartier, styled in burgundy leather, with box, wallet 10 x 10 cm

A silk scarf by Cartier, styled with a signature panther and jewels design, on an ivory background with a grey border, 89 cm square, with box

A handbag by Cartier, styled in burgundy leather with burgundy leather trim and gold metal hardware, authenticity card included, 21 x 25 x 10.5 cm

A pair of Optical sunglasses by Cartier, styled in tortoiseshell composite, with Cartier panther detail to the gold metal arms, with case

Cartier, Trinity handbag, black leather, with signature rose, yellow and white gold tone hardware, expandable cage handle and accordion hinge closure, red suede leather lining with four interior compartments, stamped 'Cartier, Paris', with dustbag, height

Cartier, Must de Cartier', silk scarf, with original box and COA card

Cartier, Must de Cartier', silk scarf, featuring the jewels of the Cartier design, with original box

Cartier two tone 14ct gold compact bearing a Cartier signature with a diagonally divided yellow gold and rose gold face, rose diamond set thumb plate, mesh gold framed powder keeper. Weight 88.1gms

Cartier 'Must de Cartier, silk scarf with original box and id card

A pair of sunglasses by Cartier, styled in dark brown composite frame with gold metal detail to the arms, with case

A travel bag by Cartier, styled in burgundy leather with gold metal hardware, 45 x 23 x 20 cm

A silk scarf by Cartier, styled with flowers in gold and cream, 86 cm square

An 18ct gold and platinum mesh evening bag, Cartier, early 20th century The square shaped bag composed of finely woven mesh with a three tone wavy design to a scroll engraved frame and cabochon saphire clasp, completed by an elongated oval link chain handl

A Belle Epoque diamond and seedpearl hair pin, Cartier, circa 1905 designed as an openwork heartshaped arch of seedpearls bordered by European-cut diamond lines in a millegrain setting, length approximately 127mm long, with a Cartier fitted case; together

A wallet by Cartier, styled in burgundy patent leather with silver metal panther motif, authenticity card included, 14 x 11 cm, with box

A wallet by Cartier, styled in burgundy patent leather with silver metal panther motif, authenticity card included, 19 x 10.5 cm, with box

A handbag by Cartier, styled in red leather with burgundy leather trim, gold and silver metal hardware, 23 x 18 x 9 cm

A wallet by Cartier, styled in burgundy leather with gold metal hardware, 10 x 10 cm

A pair of sunglasses by Cartier, styled in gold metal with Cartier logo to orange resin arms, with case

A silk scarf by Cartier, styled with signature panther, elephant and watch motifs in gold on a red background, 85 cm square

A pair of sunglasses, Cartier, ref 4295980, case, box and papers.

Cartier, burgundy wallet, smooth grain leather, gilded corners, stamped with signature Cartier double 'C' monogram, eight credit card pockets and three flat pockets, signed in gold 'Cartier, Paris,' on original box with authenticity card, length 18.5 cm, w

A tete by Cartier, styled in Bordeaux monogram patent leather, with box, 23 x 22 x 2.5 cm

A 'Holiday' handbag by Cartier, styled in Bordeaux monogram patent leather, JL537470, authenticity card included, 30 x 10 x 6 cm.

A red Cartier handbag, with matching wallet, a bucket style with monogrammed button clasp. Original swing tags, never used

Panthere de Cartier sunglasses, Rimless design in ruthenium finish, manufactured Paris, Serial #4074983, with Cartier box

A silk scarf by Cartier, styled with pink swagged pearl jewellery on a gold and cream background, 84 cm square.

A pair of sunglasses by Cartier, styled with faux tortoise shell frame, with soft case and box

A handbag by Cartier styled in burgundy patent leather with embossed monogram design, 22 x 24 cm

A silk scarf by Cartier styled in cream featuring an embroidered leopard, boxed, 60 cm square

A pair of Cartier Aviator style sunglasses, c.1988, with original box and papers

A silk scarf by Cartier, styled in pink, cream and gold tones, with a jewelled panther theme design, 90 cm square

A Panther Sling bag by Cartier, styled in Burgundy leather with a feature white metal panther and adjustable shoulder strap, 27 x 30 cm

A clutch by Cartier, styled in Burgundy leather with applied embossed monogram, 28 x 17 cm, boxed

A coin purse by Cartier, styled in Burgundy leather with gold metal detail, 7.5 cm square

A silk scarf by Cartier, styled in blue and gold tones with feature jewelled design, 90 cm square

A ladies wallet by Cartier, styled in pink leather with gold metal hardware, 10 x 9.5 cm

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