London, South Kensington
10 December 2002
A CARTIER CARVED IVORY, RUBY AND GOLD ROSE BROOCH,
the carved ivory flower-head, some chips to petals, with cabochon ruby centre and twin textured gold leaves, signed and numbered K8428, in maker's fitted case annotated with matching number.
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The brooch is believed to have been purchased on the 15th January 1960 for £120.
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