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Onyx, enamel, coral and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's

The circular case set to the front with four bevelled onyx plaques, the central shòu character and edges set with rose diamonds, to a twisted silk cord set with coral bead and rose diamond slider, terminating on a similarly set tassel with onyx beads, opening to reveal a mirror, lipstick holder and powder compartment, signed Lacloche Frères, numbered, French assay and indistinct maker's marks, one diamond deficient. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP

Sotheby's, Fine Jewels , London | 16 juil. 2014www.sothebys.com