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    Sale 5891

    Jewels at South Kensington

    14 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    A diamond and gem set silver and enamel compact, by Cartier

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    A diamond and gem set silver and enamel compact, by Cartier
    The black enamel square compact with applied floral motif to the lid - the carved cut cornered rectangular emerald base with diamond feet to diamond boughs, carved sapphire leaves and single circular pink sapphire bud, circa 1930, chips to enamel, some re-enamelling; and an early 20th century engine turned silver and enamel pill box, the lid with pale green and purple guilloché enamel decoration and white enamel borders, the sides with purple guilloché enamel band, to a gilt interior, some enamel loss
    The compact signed Cartier Paris and No. S2935 (2)


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