• 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 1155

    **AN ART DECO CORAL, LAPIS LAZULI, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND "POIRET ROSE" VANITY CASE, BY LACLOCHE FRERES

    Price Realised  

    **AN ART DECO CORAL, LAPIS LAZULI, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND "POIRET ROSE" VANITY CASE, BY LACLOCHE FRERES
    The rectangular black enamel and 18k gold case framed by rose-cut diamonds, the lid set with carved red coral roses each with a rose-cut diamond pistil, extending lapis lazuli leaves with rose-cut diamond veining, the pearl pushpiece opening to reveal a fitted mirror, a covered lipstick holder and a covered compact compartment, to the multi-gem geometric link chain and lapis lazuli and diamond ring, circa 1925, 3½ x 2 ins., with Swiss assay marks and English hallmarks
    With maker's mark for Lacloche Frères, no. 3760


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    Special Notice

    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.


    Literature

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 76

    Sylvie Raulet, Art Deco Jewelry, Rizzoli, New York, 1985, page 303


    Post Lot Text

    "The Poiret Rose" was a famous fashion motif of the early 20th century, stemming from the fertile mind of grand master couturier, Paul Poiret, and spreading through the decorative arts, textiles, furniture and jewelry.