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AN ELEGANT GEM-SET LAPIS LAZULI CIGARETTE CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
AN ELEGANT GEM-SET LAPIS LAZULI CIGARETTE CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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AN ELEGANT GEM-SET LAPIS LAZULI CIGARETTE CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Of rectangular outline, the carved lapis lazuli case centering upon a central triangular-shaped panel formed by fluted frosted rock crystal, accented by lozenge-shaped and calibré-cut diamonds and a cabochon jadeite, the center of intricately carved lapis lazuli flowers with diamond collet pistils, the corners further accented by two sugarloaf jadeite details, the single-cut diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a compartment, mounted in 18k white gold, circa 1928, 2 3/8 x 3 x 5/8 ins., with French assay mark and maker's marks
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, no. 31057
With maker's mark for Lacloche Frères
Literature
Paris Musées, "Van Cleef & Arpels", Diffusion Paris-Musées, Paris, 1992, page 154
Sylvie Raulet, "Art Deco Jewelry", Rizzoli, New York, 1984, page 291
Sylvie Raulet, "Van Cleef & Arpels", Editions du Regard, Paris, 1986, page 267
Exhibited
"A Jeweler's Art: Masterpieces from Van Cleef & Arpels", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 8 April-17 June 1990
Gem and Mineral Hall of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 14 July-30 November 1990
Honolulu Academy of the Arts, 17 January-24 February 1991
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