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An American Art Deco diamond, jade and sapphire cigarette case, by Charlton & Co
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An American Art Deco diamond, jade and sapphire cigarette case, by Charlton & Co

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An American Art Deco diamond, jade and sapphire cigarette case, by Charlton & Co
The gilt cylindrical case with applied jade plaque carved in the Chinese manner, set with diamond and cabochon sapphire cardinal points, the top and base also mounted with similar jade plaques within diamond and sapphire line borders, the lid with matching diamond and sapphire thumbpiece, circa 1925
Signed Charlton & Co
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Charlton & Co
John W. Charlton was involved with several firms before opening his own company in 1909 at 298 Fifth Avenue, originally known as J. W. Charlton. With the addition of a partner, Robert S. Chapin, the name was changed to Charlton & Co. which was relocated uptown to 634 Fifth Avenue. Upon Charlton's retirement in 1919, his partners James Todd and Grant. A. Peacock took over the business carrying on his tradition of offering fine jewellery. In the late 1920s, they opened branches in Palm Beach, Florida, and in Paris on the fashionable rue de la Paix. Branch stores were closed during the 1930s and in 1943 Peacock aquired ownership of Charlton & Co., renaming the firm Grant A. Peacock. the firm is currently located at 450 Park Avenue, and is headed by his granddaughter, Kathleen Peacock.

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