• Jewels : The Geneva Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 1371

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    18 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 146

    AN ART DECO ENAMEL, JADE AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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    AN ART DECO ENAMEL, JADE AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    The cylindrical red enamel case set with a central black enamel band with gold dragon motif and rose-cut diamond border, opening to reveal four compartments, one with mirror and aide memoire cover with slide in pencil, a lipstick case, a powder compartment and a vesta case, to the carved jade terminals with diamond detail and black and red enamel ring handle, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, circa 1925, 8.2 cm long, with French assay mark for gold
    Signed Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, no. 22510


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    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).