20 October 2010
This lot is offered without a reserve
A RUBY, ROSE GOLD AND STYPTOR MINAUDIERE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Of rectangular outline, the styptor minaudière centering upon two lozenge-shaped plaques of square-cut rubies, each within a rose gold surround, to the rose gold trim and clasp, opening to reval a fitted mirror, a transparent covered compartment, a covered lipstick compartment, an open compartment, and a ruby, rose gold and styptor compact and lighter of similar design, circa 1945, 6 x 4 5/8 x ¾ ins., with maker's marks, in a Van Cleef & Arpels black suede fitted pouch
Signed La Minaudière de Van Cleef & Arpels, nos. 42398 and 993; compact and lighter signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, nos. 42398, 36, and 42399, respectively
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Styptor is an alloy of silver and pewter and was used during the late 1930s and 40s.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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