Gold, platinum, enamel, diamond and pearl evening bag, Cartier, Paris. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. 

The black satin purse suspending a tassel thumbpiece decorated with a fluted rock crystal bead and supporting numerous pearl strands, set with old European and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.25 carats, measuring approximately 8¾ by 5¼ inches, signed Cartier Paris, Londres, New York, numbered 0763, with French assay and maker's mark, one pearl strand missing; circa 1925. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York | 11 Dec 2013 - www.sothebys.com