Lot 95: Vermeil Silver, Silver, Black Enamel, Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl Cigarette Case, Cartier, Paris
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Vermeil Silver, Silver, Black Enamel, Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl Cigarette Case, Cartier, Paris
The square-shaped case centering a rectangular abalone panel depicting a black enamel and mother-of-pearl penguin, framed in gold, signed Cartier Paris, with maker's mark and French assay mark, circa 1920. With original signed fitted box. 3 x 3 inches.
Small abrasion patch to right of plaque. Light scratches on reverse of case and interior.
Abrasion on top of penguin's head and light scratches.
Interior of silk lining of cover with brown staining.
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