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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1075

    A RETRO STYPTOR, ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND MINAUDIERE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

    Price Realised  

    A RETRO STYPTOR, ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND MINAUDIERE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Of rectangular outline, the styptor minaudière with a clasp designed as a bullet-shaped rose gold plaque and a pavé-set diamond panel, opening to reveal a fitted mirror, a powder compact, a covered lipstick holder, a lighter and two additional compartments, 1936, 6¾ x 5 x 3/4 ins, in a black silk fitted pouch
    Minaudière signed Van Cleef & Arpels, NY, nos. 56732, 2705 and 2654; lighter no. 49012
    With certificate of authenticity dated 16 June 2006 from Van Cleef & Arpels


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    Post Lot Text

    Styptor is an alloy of silver and pewter and was used during the late 1930s and 40s.