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    Sale 12196

    Living With Art

    26 - 27 July 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 379

    AN ANTIQUE SEED PEARL, DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, AND 18K YELLOW GOLD CARNET DE BAL

    CIRCA 1920

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    AN ANTIQUE SEED PEARL, DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, AND 18K YELLOW GOLD CARNET DE BAL
    CIRCA 1920
    The case opening to reveal a mirror, powder and accessories compartments, suspended from a seed pearl and diamond boule surmounted and oval-link chain, and with removable gold pencil, No. 49453, maker's mark 'CH' flanking a triangle, marked 750
    3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) long, the case


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    Carnet de bal were intended for ladies to note down the names of prospective dancing partners or sequence of dances to ensue at a party or ball.

    Pre-Lot Text

    CABINET DE CURIOSITÉ, A COLLECTION FORMED BY A PROMINENT NEW YORK STYLIST