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    Sale 7634

    The London Sale: Jewels

    10 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    A DIAMOND-SET POWDER COMPACT AND LIPSTICK HOLDER, BY BOIVIN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DIAMOND-SET POWDER COMPACT AND LIPSTICK HOLDER, BY BOIVIN
    The circular compact applied with a crowned doubleheaded eagle motif holding a sword and orb set with vari-cut diamonds to the diamond scalloped border, opening to reveal an interior compartment and mirror, lipstick holder en suite, circa 1950, gross weight 248.2 gms, compact 8.0 cm wide, lipstick holder 5.5 cm high, with French assay marks for gold, in brown suede Boivin case
    With maker's mark L.J.B (2)


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    This lot was originally in the collection of Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962) who was married to Prince George of Greece and Denmark. The diamond-set coat of arms represent the Imperial arms of the Byzantine Empire.

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    Provenance

    Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962)


    Literature

    F. Cailles, René Boivin Jeweller, Quartet Books Ltd, 1994, p. 346