Art Deco Gilt Metal, Enamel, Lapis and Cabochon Emerald Vanity, by Cartier, circa 1930. Estimate $5,000-7,000. Photo Doyle New York.
The rectangular case of chased stylized Indian motifs on front, back and sides, decorated throughout with an exotic scene of birds, elephants, sparrows, antelope, tigers and peacocks, applied throughout with blue, red and green polychrome enamel, completed by a rectangular lapis thumbpiece centering one oval cabochon emerald, interior with mirror and gold leather lining, powder compartment, two compartments, lipstick compartment, pouch and comb, unsigned, no. 1360, circa 1930. 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 13/16 inches. With original signed fitted box. Minor enamel loss. Mirror discolored along edges and in top right corner. Powder puff signed Cartier. Good condition.
Lapis: vivid royal blue, minor pyrite inclusions, slightly visible to eye, medium luster.
Doyle New York. Important Jewelry. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10am