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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1104

    A GOLD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE, BY CARTIER

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    A GOLD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE, BY CARTIER
    Of rectangular outline, the guilloché 18k gold case designed as an envelope, centering upon an oval-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 9.12 carats, within a single-cut diamond stylized flower frame resembling a wax seal, the single-cut diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a fitted mirror, two lidded powder compartments, a lipstick holder and a money clip, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, 1951, 5¾ x 3¾ x ¾ ins., with French assay marks and maker's marks, in a Cartier red leather fitted case
    Signed Cartier, Paris, nos. 04025 and HSA 2378
    With certificate of authenticity no. GE2005-52 dated 29 May 2007 from Cartier Joailliers


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