• 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 1007

    AN ART DECO MOTHER-OF-PEARL, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND EVENING BAG, BY CARTIER

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    AN ART DECO MOTHER-OF-PEARL, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND EVENING BAG, BY CARTIER
    Designed as a green and gold floral tapestry bag, with a mother-of-pearl and black enamel geometric frame, enhanced by rose-cut diamonds, to the rose-cut diamond geometric clasp, opening to reveal two fabric compartments, suspended from a twin black silk cord handle, with two diamond and black enamel links, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, circa 1925, 4 5/8 x 5 1/8 ins., with French assay marks and maker's marks, in a Cartier red leather case
    Signed Cartier, Paris, Londres, New York, no. 81294


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    This evening bag is said to have belonged to Jean Harlow, the iconic 1930s Hollywood starlet.