Two-Color Gold, Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Box, Cartier, France, circa 1938. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Photo Doyle New York.
18 kt., the square rose gold box decorated with alternating square and rectangular yellow gold panels, the side panels set with 36 square step-cut sapphires, spaced by 16 small square and rectangular-cut sapphires, accented by 32 baguette diamonds, the thumbpiece set with one rectangular-cut sapphire, flanked by 2 baguette diamonds, sapphires altogether approximately 36.00 cts., diamonds altogether approximately 4.15 cts., signed Cartier, Made in France, no. 61960, no. 4622 (slightly obscured), with maker’s mark, circa 1938, approximately 147.8 dwts. 3 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 5/8 inches. With signed fitted case. Good condition. Well-made. 3 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 5/8″.
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Sapphires: rich vivid deep royal blue, overall well-matched, 2 stones with lighter center and color zoning, slightly to moderately included, not visible to eye, nice cuts, lively & bright.
Diamonds: I-J–VS-SI, one corner chipped.
Doyle New York. Important Jewelry. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10am