Tuesday, April 20, 2010
When Marchesa Casati moved into Palais Rose in a posh suburb outside of Paris she didn't have as large a menagerie of animals. Fearing for her safety she had a German toymaker create a lifelike mechanical panther to prowl her home. The idea being that if someone were to break they would think they were in the presence of a wild animal and flee. Anyhow apparently this is how the Cartier company got the idea for their line of panther inspired products.