Gold, Platinum, Enamel, Diamond, Split Pearl and Carved Mother-of-Pearl Vanity, Cartier, France
18 kt., the cylindrical vanity applied with striped black enamel, centering a platinum bouquet accented by small rose-cut diamonds atop an oval black enamel panel edged in white enamel, the top and bottom edged by gold bands set continuously with split pearls, centering four platinum floral discs, the ends capped by carved mother-of-pearl lids in a floral motif, opening to reveal two small oval compartments, one with a mirror, with silver and rose-cut diamond thumbpiece, opening to reveal a compartment with personal engraving, completed by a gold chain alternating with oval white enamel links, spaced by black onyx beads flanked by pearls, terminating in a circular platinum rose-cut diamond-set ring, signed Cartier, Paris, Londres, New York, with maker's marks and French assay mark, circa 1915, enamel loss, 3 split pearls missing, approximately 119 dwts. gross. 4 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 13/16 inches.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Several split pearls missing.
Minor white enamel loss on links.
Mother-of-pearl covers lightly scratched.
Engraved on inside cover "HELEN WHITNEY BOURNE 610 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY".
Several minor dings on interior side panels and interior base.
Interior with light scratches and pair of streaks down the center.
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