AN ART DECO JADE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, BY JANESICH
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AN ART DECO JADE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, BY JANESICH

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AN ART DECO JADE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, BY JANESICH
The rectangular jadeite cigarette box with two carved elephants on the hinged cover to the diamond and black enamel detail and clasp, circa 1925, 14.2 x 9.6 x 3.1 cm., with French assay marks for platinum and gold
Signed Janesich No. 2671, maker's mark SAM for Strauss Allard and Meyer
Accompanied by hand painted print by Edouard Halouze (1920), advertising Janesich Paris (2)
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Lot Essay

Leopoldo Janesich opened his first jewellery and silverware shop in Trieste in 1835. By the early twentieth century, the firm was selling from Paris, London and Monte Carlo to an international clientele that recognised the name as preeminent makers of jewellery and compacts.

The use of jade and elephant motifs in this case illustrate the Oriental inspiration so intrinsic to the 1920s, while the black and white enamel and diamond geometric motifs exemplify the linear and monochromatic tone of the Art Deco years. Created by one of the most successful and modern designers of the period, and by combining both the whimsical with the stylish, this case perfectly epitomises the character of the 1920s.
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