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A coral, lacquer, jade and diamond vanity case, by Charlton & Co, circa 1925Photo Bonhams

The case in the form of an Inro set with a central carved jade plaque capped by corallium rubrum, and old brilliant-cut diamonds, the black lacquer banded with rose-cut diamonds, the interior opening to reveal a mirrored lid and two compartments, the whole suspended from geometric rose-cut diamond terminals and a cord loop, signed Charlton & Co., case length 8.2cm, whole 22.0cm. Sold for £9,375 

Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com