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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, April 28, 2019

LOT 146

CARTIER "PRE-ART DECO"-STYLE "NÉCESSAIRE" LADY'S BEAUTY-BOX; 18K YELLOW GOLD, VARICOLOURED GOLD, PLATINUM, ENAMEL, DIAMONDS, AGATE AND QUARTZ

18K yellow gold, varicoloured gold, platinum, enamel, diamonds and quartz, flattened cylindrical-shaped, "Pre-Art Deco"-style "Nécessaire" lady's beauty-box. Case white enamelled with varicoloured chiselled bands and rosecut diamonds set on platinum motifs; diamond-set pusher; inside fitted with a cigarette compartment with an agate and rose-cut diamond-set platinum cigarette-holder on its pivoted hold; inside the base, a compartment for matches with a scraper, and, inside the top, a powder cushion compartment with a mirror; suspended ring decorated en suite.

Brand Cartier

Year circa 1910-1920

Material 18K yellow gold, varicoloured gold, platinum, enamel, diamonds, agate and quartz

Dimensions 31 x 115 x 48 mm.

Signature case

HKD 130,000 - 170,000

CHF 16,900 - 22,550 / USD 17,150 - 22,850

Sold: HKD 162,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good


Notes

The “Pre-Art Deco”-style and “Art Deco”-style by Cartier See: The Magical Art of Cartier, An Important Collection of Horology, Jewelry and Objects of Vertu, catalogue auction, Geneva, Antiquorum, 1996, pp. 58-59 and 88-89.