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    An Eleven-Piece Cased French Enameled Silver Lady's Vanity Set Retailed by Cartier, circa 1910
    Marks: (Minerva), (JM-blossom)
    9-3/4 inches long (24.8 cm) (longest, brush)

    Set comprises clothes and hair brushes, glass powder jars, perfume bottles and comb, each with vibrant red enamel surrounding hand-painted watercolor scenery to oval and round cartouches, glass elements with wheel-carved decoration, all housed in fitted Cartier case.

    The scene depicted to the cartouche of the largest brush is interpreted from Jaan-Antoine Watteau's Embarkation of Cythera, 1717.



    Condition Report*: Few mionor scratches overall, some scratching to mirror surface, perfume bottle stoppers stuck in place, otherwise in apparently good condition and presenting well. Exterior of case with varying degrees of wear, some nails added for strengthening, case in overall fair condition measuring  6-3/4 x 22 x 15 inches.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    17th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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