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    Sale 1359

    Jewels: The Geneva Sale

    20 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 146

    AN ENAMEL AND DIAMOND POWDER COMPACT

    Price Realised  

    AN ENAMEL AND DIAMOND POWDER COMPACT
    The oval-shaped pink enamel box with a scalloped outline, the lid centering upon a guilloché green enamel plaque set with a rose-cut diamond Arabic inscription, within a rose and old-cut diamond floral frame, the reverse and side set with polychrome enamel of arabesques and foliate scroll motifs, the interior with a fitted mirror and powder compartment, mounted in 18k gold, 19th century, 8.40 x 5.8 x 2.0 cm, gross weight 151.8 grams, in a Cartier black suede pouch


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    Initially a snuffbox, this piece was converted into a powder box by Cartier