Lot 12
  • 12

Yellow gold and sapphire cigarette case, Cartier, and bracelet

Estimate
9,000 - 15,000 CHF
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Description

  • gold, sapphire, seed pearls, diamonds
The rectangular case applied with a checked pattern and reeded edging, the thumb piece, set with buff-top sapphires, opening to reveal a cigarette compartment and a cigarette holder pierced in a Greek key motif, measurements approximately 120 x 85mm, signed Cartier Paris and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, the bracelet suspending a heart-shaped glass charm accented with a floating Latin Cross, to a fine chain of curb linking and a clasp set with a seed pearl and circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 175mm.

Literature

Cf: Sylvie Raulet & Olivier Baroin, Suzanne Belperron, 2011, pages 337 and 340 for illustrations of these lots.

Condition

This lot is offered without a reserve. Stamped with French assay marks for 18 carat gold. Clasp secure on bracelet, safety chain deficient. Signs of normal wear to the metal, scratches consistent with use. In good condition. Total weight approximately 216 grams.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

It is believed that this bracelet is one of Suzanne Belperron's very first creation.