A CARVED ROCK CRYSTAL CIGARETTE CASE WITH PLATINUM MOUNTS, FRENCH, POSSIBLY CARTIER, CIRCA 1905
of upright rectangular form with rounded corners and edges, each end of the frosted rock-crystal body carved with ornate bands in high relief, fine rose diamond-set clasp and border along the rim, rubbed maker's mark in a lozenge and control mark, inventory number: G54563, in a contemporary red leather case by Cartier
9.1cm., 3½in. high
Very smart case in crisp condition. The screw on the left hinge slightly loose
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