22 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,500
A RETRO STYPTOR, ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND MINAUDIERE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Of rectangular outline, the styptor minaudière with a clasp designed as a bullet-shaped rose gold plaque and a pavé-set diamond panel, opening to reveal a fitted mirror, a covered lipstick holder, a lighter, a covered glass compartment and two additional compartments, circa 1935, 6 x 4¾ x ¾ ins.
Signed La Minaudiere de Van Cleef & Arpels, France, no. 2884
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Post Lot Text
Styptor is an alloy of silver and pewter and was used during the late 1930s and 40s.