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    Sale 7606

    The London Sale, Jewels

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    A GEM-SET, ENAMEL AND GOLD VANITY CASE, BY GUSTAVE KELLER

    Price Realised  

    A GEM-SET, ENAMEL AND GOLD VANITY CASE, BY GUSTAVE KELLER
    The rectangular case profusely set on both sides with numerous symbols of the good life, including vintage car, race horse, pheasant, polo sticks and dice, opening to reveal three compartments, one mirrored with powder compact, to the suspension loop and chain, circa 1930, 7.0 x 9.4 x 1.5 cm, gross weight 344.5 gms, with French assay mark for gold
    Signed G Keller for Gustave Keller Frères


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    Founded in 1857, Gustave Keller Frères were important silversmiths in Paris at the turn of the 20th century and renowned for modern design. The company participated in major exhibitions in France and elsewhere until the late 1930s.

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    Literature

    Cf. ed. Géza Von Habsburg, Fabergé:Cartier, Rivalen am Zarenhof, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 2003, page 244