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A POWDER COMPACT
A POWDER COMPACT
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A POWDER COMPACT

CARTIER, CIRCA 1950

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A POWDER COMPACT
CARTIER, CIRCA 1950
Of reeded rounded rectangular form with oval cabochon sapphire thumbpiece opening to reveal a mirror and powder compartment, in slip case, French marks
Signed Cartier Paris and numbered indistinctly P9353
2 3/8 x 2 ½ in. (6.20 x 6.6 cm.)
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Lot Essay

According to her son Sean, Audrey had cherished this elegant Cartier powder compact, and the en suite lipstick holder (Lot 43) since the 1950s. Perhaps a gift from her first husband James Hanson, the compact accompanied her to ceremonies and soirées throughout the 50s and 60s.

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