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Enamel, mother-of-pearl, ruby and diamond powder compact, Cartier, 1929
The circular case with a hinged cover decorated with a mother-of-pearl and hardstone marquetry plaque depicting a dragon emerging from waves, within a gold and black enamel border enhanced with rose diamond and cabochon ruby motifs, opening to reveal a mirror, diameter approximately 60mmsigned Cartier, numbered, French assay mark, the Chinoiserie by Vladimir Makovsky.
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Accompanied by a Cartier certificate of authenticity.

Literature

Cf: Franco Cologni and Ettore Mocchetti, L'Objet Cartier: 150 ans de tradition et d'innovation, Paris, 1992, pgs. 126 and 127 for an illustration of this compact.

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