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Lot 168

An Art Deco, Kashmiri, gem-set and enamel gilt vanity case, possibly by Cartier, of rectangular...

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Lot 168

An Art Deco, Kashmiri, gem-set and enamel gilt vanity case, possibly by Cartier, of rectangular...

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 168


An Art Deco, Kashmiri, gem-set and enamel gilt vanity case, possibly by Cartier, of rectangular form, the external surface decorated with various exotic animals, including birds and tigers hunting deer against foliating scrolls, the top set with a disc shaped turquoise thumbpiece set in the centre with a single old brilliant-cut diamond, the inside with a mirror and powder compartments, numbered 5429, circa 1930, 8.7cm. x 17cm.

Provenance: By repute from the private collection of an old family of French bankers collecting from the last third of the 19th century until the years 1930-1940.

Other similar cases signed by Cartier and inspired by Indian enamelwork were sold at Christies Geneva, 21 February 2007, lot 255; Christies London, 8 June 2011, lot 137 and 13 June 2012, lot 161, For further information on how Islamic and Indian designs influenced Cartier, see the exhibition catalogue Cartier and Islamic Art. In search of modernity, London, 2021.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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