CARTIER PARIS: Art Deco Rare Chinoiserie Gem Set Compact

XXX_109_1334320090_1_1The rectangular case applied with royal blue enamel, embellished to the centre with a gem-set floral bouquet in a vase motif, between borders of chevron design accented with cabochon emeralds, to a push-button opening set with calibre-cut sapphire, opening to reveal a mirror, powder compartment and lipstick holder, circa 1925, signed Cartier Paris Londres New York and numbered 0618, French assay mark for 18ct gold.

Maker: Cartier // Time & Place: 1920s France // Materials: 18k gold, enamel, sapphire, emerald, coral, jade // Dealer: Symbolic & Chase // Price: $102,000

(via Symbolic & Chase)

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