- Museum number
Gold box or cigarette case; engine-turned moiré pattern of parallel lines running round the entire surface with a double ropework border, the ends set with panels of variegated malachite, the push piece set with an amethyst. London hallmarks for 1962.
Contained in the original rectangular red leather Cartier case with stamped and gilded tooling. The interior with cream silk lining to the lid and yellow velvet base. Printed gold Cartier stamp inside lid as on 1969,0705.42.
- Production date
Height: 4.30 centimetres (jewellery-case)
Length: 12.30 centimetres (jewellery-case)
Length: 4.50 centimetres
Length: 8.50 centimetres
Width: 8 centimetres (jewellery-case)
Width: 3.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of seventeen gold boxes commissioned by Peter Wilding from Cartier London between 1962 and 1969; for further information, see 1969,0705.42.
The engine-turning would have been done on the gold sheet, before the box was made up.
- On display (G47/dc14)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number