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705

Cartier

Black enamel and diamond compact

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

6,500 - 10,000 CHF

Cartier

Cartier

Black enamel and diamond compact

Black enamel and diamond compact

Estimate:

6,500 - 10,000 CHF

Lot sold:

22,680

CHF

Black enamel and diamond compact, Cartier, circa 1922


The circular black enamel compact decorated with a delicate baguette and rose-cut diamond-set pagoda, incorporating the Shou character, the Chinese symbol of longevity, the thumbpiece set with a baguette diamond, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay marks and maker's mark, case stamped Cartier.

Signed Cartier Londres, Paris, New York, numbered 01096, French assay marks for 18 carat gold and indistinct maker's mark. Some slight discolouration to the interior mirror. Light scratches consistent with age to the enamel. Overall in very good condition. Total gross weight approximately 76g. Diameter approximately 55mm, depth approximately 13mm. Case stamped Cartier.


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