London, South Kensington
7 June 2005
An Art Deco 18ct. gold, onyx, jade and diamond vanity case
of trapeze form, the lid engraved with an oriental seascape applied with a carved jade boat, with diamond wave detail, the hinge and clasp set with rose-cut diamond and jade details, opening to reveal a mirror, powder compact and lipstick holder, French assay marks, English import hallmark, London 1929, numbered 10524, the lid cracked, one small jade section deficient.
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