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AN ART DÉCO MULTI-GEM VANITY CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
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AN ART DÉCO MULTI-GEM VANITY CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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AN ART DÉCO MULTI-GEM VANITY CASE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Of Persian inspiration, the lid as a mother-of-pearl and coral inlay, within a black enamel scrolling surround, with jade and diamond accents, the black enamel back with red enamel accents, the similarly designed sides applied with cabochon rubies and jade, opening to reveal a mirror, two compartments and a lipstick holder, 1927, 9.0x5.0x1.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, with maker's mark for Strauss, Allard & Meyer, no. 28937 (case) and 7240 (lipstick holder)
Provenance
Michel Perinet
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Lot Essay

S. D. Coffin, Set in style The jewellery of Van Cleef & Arpels, London, Thames & Hudson, 2011, p. 157 for the photograph of a similar vanity case
The Spirit of beauty Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, Xavier Barral Éditions, 2009, p. 204 for the photograph of a similar vanity case

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