A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925
A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925
A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925
A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925
A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925
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A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD

A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD

Lot Sold:162,500USD

Lot Details

Description

A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD AND LACQUE BURGAUTÉ DOUBLE CIGARETTE BOX MOUNTED WITH NEPHRITE AND JEWELS, CARTIER, PARIS, CIRCA 1925


of “bateau” form, the pair of gold covers set with black lacquer moon-lit landscapes inlaid with mother of pearl figures, fences, plants, trees and rocks, on the left- a seated Immortal with attendant holding a peach with a deer in the corner, on the right- a scholar and attendant with flute, the angles mounted with coral cabochons in gold collets, the covers with gold-mounted ebonite rod hinges ending in coral finials, the gold body applied on both sides with an elongated arrangement of carved nephrite flowers scattered with rose diamonds, coral and onyx cabochons and rising from an onyx vase, all mounted on two ebonite blocks carved with key pattern, cedar-lined

signed inside one cover in script Cartier, Paris, New York, Made in France, the rim stamped 2993

length 7⅞ in.

20 cm


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Condition Report

Minor losses to mother of pearl. Two smalls stones missing from one nephrite flower spray. Two nephrite discs missing from rod hinge. Narrow panel lost color.


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Cartier made several versions of this cigarette box, mostly with silver bodies, called in the archives “forme bateau”. An example in silver by Maurice Couet is illustrated in Olivier Bachet and Alain Cartier, Cartier, Exceptional Objects, p. 319, where it is noted that the example in the Cartier Collection is “engraved with a geometric pattern and richly decorated in gold, sculpted jade and scattered sapphires.” Such a box was sold Christie’s Geneva, May 1993, lot 825.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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