Property of a Lady
ENAMEL, CORAL AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE
(PORTACIPRIA IN SMALTO, CORALLO E DIAMANTI), 1920S
The rectangular black enamel case applied to the front with red and black enamel highlighted with rose diamonds, opening to reveal a mirror, powder and lipstick compartments, to a chain decorated with black enamel and coral beads, French assay and maker's marks, measurements approximately 60 x 45 x 8mm, gross weight approximately 133 grams.
(Di forma rettangolare, in smalto rosso e nero, decorato con diamanti di taglio a rosa, contenente all'interno uno specchio e due scomparti per la cipria e il rossetto, la catena in smalto nero con sfere di corallo, punzoni francesi dell'oro e dell'orafo, dimensioni approssimative 60 x 45 x 8mm, peso approssimativo 133 grammi.)
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Accompanied by CISGEM gemmological Report no. 4978 dated 22.12.2016.
Partial French assay mark. Maker's mark. Some loss to enamel on chain linking, otherwise in good condition. Coral beads well matched in colour, typical structure visible. Diamonds bright and lively. Mirror with signs of silvering. Lipstick holder with lipstick remains and powder residue in powder compartment. Slight scratches consistent with wear. In good condition.
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