Tortoiseshell and enamel compact (Scatola in tartaruga e smalto)
From a Private Collection
Tortoiseshell and enamel compact
(Scatola in tartaruga e smalto)
Of rectangular design to an enamel clasp opening to reveal compartments for lipstick holder and mirror hiding and an additional one, measures approximately 11,2 x 8,3 x 2,3cm; accompanied by fitted case stamped 'Giacomo Ravasco Gioielliere'.
(Di forma rettangolare, all'interno due vani, un porta rosetto e uno specchio che nasconde un ulteriore vano, dimensioni approssimative 11,2 x 8,3 x 2,3cm.; con custodia originale stampata 'Giacomo Ravasco gioielliere'.)
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Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that permits may be inquired for import in certain countries and that an export license is needed. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the jewellery department before bidding: + 39 02 29500201. Accompanied by Cisgem gemological report n. 17618 dated 14.12.2020, stating that the orange and brown parts were identified as tortoiseshell. Tortoiseshell with visible scratches, abrasions and chips. Interior of the case, mirror with oxidation spots, metal with evidence of discoloration, consistent with age and use. Gross weight approximately 209 grams. Fitted case measures approximately 19 x 19 x 4cm.
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