• Jewels : The London Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7785

    Jewels : The London Sale

    2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 21

    A TORTOISESHELL COMB AND A GOLD VINAIGRETTE, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TORTOISESHELL COMB AND A GOLD VINAIGRETTE, BY CARTIER
    The blonde tortoiseshell comb with applied coral and diamond finial with reeded decoration to the plain blonde tortoiseshell holder, circa 1930, 9.7 cm long, in a Cartier fitted case; the vinaigrette modelled as a gold 'plug' with engine-turned motif and articulated handle, 3.1 cm diameter, London hallmarks for 9 carat gold, 1955, in Cartier fitted case
    Both with maker's mark JC for Cartier (2)


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    Cf. Cartier 1899-1949, Le Parcours d'un style, Gulbenkian Foundation Exhibition catalogue, 2007, p. 164, no. 177

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN