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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1061

    A SPECTACULAR ART DECO DIAMOND, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ENAMEL WATERFALL VANITY CASE, BY MAUBOUSSIN

    Estimate

    A SPECTACULAR ART DECO DIAMOND, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ENAMEL WATERFALL VANITY CASE, BY MAUBOUSSIN
    The rectangular black enamel and 18k gold case, set with a vari-cut diamond cascading water fountain with a blue, pink and green mother-of-pearl pool and sky, within a green guilloché enamel foliate frame with black enamel and diamond detail, the calibré-cut emerald and diamond pushpiece, opening to reveal a fitted mirror, a covered lipstick holder and a covered compartment, to the diamond, black and green guilloché enamel geometric link and diamond and black enamel ring, circa 1925, case 3½ x 7 ins., with French assay marks and maker's mark
    Signed Mauboussin, Paris


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    Literature

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 10