CARTIER - an Art Deco 18ct gold gem-set cigarette case, circa 1950s, rounded oblong form with all over ribbed sunburst decoration, vacant cartouche, cabochon ruby push-buttons and invisible hinge, lid signed Cartier London, mark of Jacques Cartier, Coronation hallmarks London 1952, length 8.5cm, 167g gross, in original fitted gilded red leather Cartier case
Estimate £7,500 - £9,500
Excellent original condition, case lightly abraded all over with a couple of very minor indentations on corners and the side panels, rubies have a very deep vivid red colour saturation and have a few small surface-reaching fractures and tiny chips visible through a loupe, push-buttons working perfectly and lid closes flush with body, hallmarks very slightly rubbed, case has some small scuffs on corners but generally good, full English hallmarks, stamped 18.
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