4 April 2001,
Price realised GBP 17,625
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A multi-gem 'Rose' vanity case, by Charlton & Co.
The central plaque with buff-top ruby and amethyst rose branch, emerald leaves and black enamel stem, to the diamond trellis and multi-gem floral detail, superimposed on a cut-cornered rectangular ribbed background, to the engine turned base with diamond push piece and mirrored interior (six stones deficient), circa 1930, 7.2 cm. long
Signed Charlton & Co
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