AN AMERICAN GOLD AND RUBY-SET COMPACT AND AN ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER COMPACT
AN AMERICAN GOLD AND RUBY-SET COMPACT AND AN ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER COMPACT

THE FIRST MARK OF GUTENSTEIN BROS., THE SECOND MARK OF MARIO BUCCELLATI; BOTH 20TH CENTURY

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AN AMERICAN GOLD AND RUBY-SET COMPACT AND AN ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER COMPACT
THE FIRST MARK OF GUTENSTEIN BROS., THE SECOND MARK OF MARIO BUCCELLATI; BOTH 20TH CENTURY
The first plain rectangular, the sides set with panels of square cut rubies, with ruby push piece, the interior with mirror, and engraved K from K always, the interior with mark of Gutenstein Bros., also marked 618, 14K; the second square, with textured surface the cover decorated with parcel-gilt silver flowerhead, the interior set with mirror, the interior marked M. BUCCELLATI.MILANO.ROMA.FIRENZA.NEW YORK
The first 2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) long; the second 2 ¾ long; 8 oz. (256 gr.) gross weight
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Please note that the second line should read: "THE FIRST MARK OF GUTENSTEIN BROS., THE SECOND MARK OF MARIO BUCCELLATI; BOTH 20TH CENTURY"

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A similar Cartier cigarette case, dated 1939 and set with square cut sapphires is illustrated in N. Vassallo e Silva, M. Fernanda Passos Leite, J. Rudoe and C. Remy, Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style, 2007, p. 171.

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