28 - 29 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A FRENCH TWO-COLOUR GOLD CIGARETTE-CASE
MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, 20TH CENTURY, RETAILED BY CARTIER
In the Russian style, oblong with fluted sides in alternating colours of gold, the hinged cover with a blue cabochon cut stone thumbpiece and applied with initials and a crown, the end with a compartment for vestas, with a tinder cord, the interior with mirror, marked on cover bezels and inside, further stamped 'Cartier Paris Londres New York' and with indistinct inventory number perhaps '01111'
the case - 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long
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