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Gold box or cigarette case; the lid decorated with an all over lattice pattern in pierced gold over a white enamelled ground, each lozenge with a central diamond-shaped stud. In the centre an elongated hexagon applied with a flower-vase motif set with rubies, emeralds, citrines, a sapphire and diamonds in platinum, on a textured gold ground, bordered with gold ropework enclosing a diamond in a lozenge-shaped setting on each side. The flower vase incorporates a trapeze-cut diamond on the foot and two hexagonal cut diamonds hanging at each side. The push-piece set with a lozenge-cut amethyst, ropework borders round lid and base, the sides inlaid with green aventurine panels. London hallmarks for 1964-65.
Contained in the original rectangular red leather Cartier case with cut corners, and stamped and gilded tooling. The interior with cream silk lining to the lid and pale gold velvet base. Printed in gold inside the lid with Cartier stamp as on 1969,0705.42. Blind stamp on base: W&O (see 1969,0705.45 for image of stamp).
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Height: 4 centimetres (jewellery-case)
Length: 12.50 centimetres (jewellery-case)
Length: 8.90 centimetres
Width: 10 centimetres (jewellery-case)
Width: 6.20 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.
Wilding supplied the flower vase motif in the centre. It comes from an earlier piece probably of the 1920s, like that on 1969,0705.45.
- On display (G47/dc14)
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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