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An Art Deco agate, enamel, sapphire and diamond frame, by Cartier
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An Art Deco agate, enamel, sapphire and diamond frame, by Cartier
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Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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An Art Deco agate, enamel, sapphire and diamond frame, by Cartier
An Art Deco agate, enamel, sapphire and diamond frame, by Cartier
The rectangular-shaped frame in agate embellished with a blue enamel inner border, to the stylized elements set with rose-cut diamonds and engraved sapphires, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, signed Cartier, in its case, circa 1930

The miniature, on ivory, is a portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973). Her third marriage was to Mr Joseph E.Davies in 1935, U.S Ambassador.
 
Mother of Eleanor Post Close and grand-mother of Antal Post de Bekessy, Marjorie Merriweather Post was an exceptional business woman, collector and American philanthropist.


She bequeathed a part of her magnificent furniture collection, her jewellery by Cartier, paintings as well as her Washington residence to the Smithsonian Institute in order to be presented to the public.


195 x 155 mm ; 475,2 g
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Provenance

Marjorie Merriweather Post's bedroom at 2 East 92nd Street, Manhattan

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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Paris