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    Sale 2160

    Jewels: The New York Sale

    22 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    **A GROUP OF ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL ACCESSORIES, BY CARTIER

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    **A GROUP OF ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL ACCESSORIES, BY CARTIER
    Comprising a compact, centering upon a black enamel square plaque set with rose-cut diamond initials, "BWG", on a white enamel and gold striped case, enhanced at the edges by black and white enamel geometric detail, the top of the case with a black enamel handle and concealed gold pencil, the black onyx pushpiece, opening to reveal an ivory writing tablet, a covered compartment with a mirrored lid and a lipstick holder, mounted in gold, 2¾ x 1 5/8 ins.; and a card case of similar design, centering upon a black enamel square plaque, within a rose-cut diamond surround, with a rose-cut diamond pushpiece, mounted in gold, 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 ins., both circa 1935
    Compact signed Cartier, N.Y., card case signed Cartier, no. 990 (2)


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