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AN ART DECO DIAMOND, LACQUER AND IVORY CIGARETTE CASE
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AN ART DECO DIAMOND, LACQUER AND IVORY CIGARETTE CASE

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AN ART DECO DIAMOND, LACQUER AND IVORY CIGARETTE CASE
Of rounded rectangular form, the red lacquer case decorated with a central circular-shaped panel of 'Shou' design, mounted with rose-cut diamond accents to the diamond and cabochon sapphire-set thumb piece, and gold and blue enamel hinges, the lid opening to reveal an ivory interior, circa 1925, with French assay marks for gold
Thumb piece with maker's mark for Strauss Allard & Meyer
Literature
Cf. Sylvie Raulet, 'Jewelry of the 1940s and 1950s', Thames and Hudson Ltd, London 1988, translated from the French "Bijoux des Année 1940-1950", p. 273

Cf. Melissa Garibaldi, 'Art Deco Jewellery 1920-1949', The Antique Collector's Club, Suffolk 1989, for a cigarette case featuring an identical 'Shou' motif representing long life, by Lacloche.

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Lot Essay

Strauss, Allard et Meyer (Place des Vosges) were one of the most successful of the Parisian Art Deco workshops, specialising in vanity cases, many of which were in the chinoiserie style, commissioned by such firms as Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier and Lacloche.

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