CARTIER | ONYX, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND LORGNETTE
12,000 - 15,000 USD
Property from a Private Collection
ONYX, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND LORGNETTE
Of geometric design, composed of onyx segments, set with old European and single-cut diamonds, opening to reveal a pair of spectacles, the chain further decorated with onyx, enamel, old European and rose-cut diamonds, length 28 inches, lorgnette signed Cartier, numbered 077; circa 1920.
In good condition, with light wear to the mounting, commensurate with age. Mounting tests as platinum. Signed on the lorgnette as well as the adjustable sliding bead on the cord. The onyx in overall good condition. The enamel on the chain in fair condition. The diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 2.75 carats are approximately F-H color, predominantly VS clarity, the rose-cut diamonds of decorative quality. The magnifying lenses in good condition. To open, press down on the hinge on the bail to release the spectacles. Length when folded approximately 2¼ inches. Accompanied by an extra cord.
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