Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 26

NECESSAIRE DE BEAUTE, GOLD, CARMELIAN AND QUARTZ

Extremely fine and rare, nécessaire de beauté, beauty case; yellow gold, carnelian and smoky quartz.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1760-1780

Material Yellow gold, carnelian and smoky quartz

Dimensions 55.4 x 49.4 x 42.5 mm

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000
Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-13

Good

Slightly damaged


Notes

 Yellow gold and carnelian, vertical rectangular-shaped, George III, necessaire de beauté, beauty case, with inside: - a two-leaved ivory tablets (gold rivet missing), - a horn inlaid with gold ornaments one-blade penknife, - two perfume-flasks in rock crystal with gold covers, tweezers, - a gold mounted Meissen porcelain “boîte à mouches de beauté” (for the artificial melanocytic nevus) showing a shepherd in a landscape and inside the cover, a mirror. Cabinet mounted in a cage-work of gold chases with scrolls and carnelian panels; the top of the lid with Venus and Cupid