• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1108

    A RETRO GOLD, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM VANITY CASE, BY JOHN RUBEL & CO.

    Price Realised  

    A RETRO GOLD, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM VANITY CASE, BY JOHN RUBEL & CO.
    Of rectangular outline, the polished gold vanity case depicting five dancing ballerinas, each set with a rose-cut diamond face and circular-cut ruby or sapphire tiara, their sculpted gold tutus decorated with circular-cut diamonds, rubies and sapphires, the principal ballerina holding a circular-cut ruby garland, dancing within engraved trees, beneath the star-set diamond sky, to the pushpiece opening to reveal a fitted mirror, two compartments, a covered lipstick holder and a plastic comb, circa 1943, 5 x 3 1/8 x 7/8 ins., with French exportation marks
    Signed John Rubel & Co.


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