14 June 2006
A FRENCH GEM-SET GOLD CIGARETTE-CASE
MARK OF CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1950, CT
Oblong with reeded sides, base and hinged cover, the ends set with three rows of 18 square-cut rubies, with a ruby-set thumbpiece, the inside engraved with an initial 'M' below a Royal Princess' coronet, marked inside and on cover, the rim engraved 'Cartier Paris' and numbered 'OC107'
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
gross weight 4 oz. (120 gr.)
The initial is that of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
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