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Jade, coral, mother-of-pearl, enamel and diamond compact, Cartier, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby's

Of rectangular form, set with two bevelled jadeite panels, the sides decorated with mother-of-pearl engraved with a mosaic pattern, to a border of coral and black enamel highlighted with rose-cut diamonds, opening to reveal a powder compartment and a mirror, signed Cartier, Paris, London, New York, Made in France and numbered, French assay marks, fitted case. measurements approximately 90 x 62 x 18mm. Estimate: 23,000 - 33,000 CHF. Lot Sold: 62,500 CHF

LITERATURE: Cf: Franco Cologni, Ettore Mochetti, L'Objet Cartier, 150 ans de tradition et d'innovation, Paris 1992, page 126-127 for an illustration of a very similar compact

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 19 Nov 2008