• Jewels: The New York Sale, wit auction at Christies

    Sale 2306

    Jewels: The New York Sale, with The Catherine the Great Emerald Brooch and The Emperor Maximilian Diamond

    22 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    A RETRO STYPTOR, ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND MINAUDIERE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    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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    Post Lot Text

    Styptor is an alloy of silver and pewter and was used during the late 1930s and 40s.