A Cartier Art Deco 18K Gold and Enameled Minaudiere on Cord with Lipstick, circa 1925
    Marks: CARTIER, 18K, PARIS, (lynx)
    3-1/2 inches long (8.9 cm) (case)
    186 grams (gross)

    The elongated octagonal compact case with planes of glossy black enamel with checkered black and white border to the ends, engine turned ground surrounding the thumb press to the side and hinge to verso, dual-compartment interior with corresponding engine turning, mirrored plane opens to an additional compartment, later tassel and cord lead to the simple lipstick tube.

    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Additional bale loop to the end of the compact, cords are of a later vintage, faint scratches to the black enameled planes indicative of age and use, light wear to the mirror, additional leverage is needed to access the compartment behind the mirror, loop to the lipstick tube is marked 18K, with lipstick residue to the interior, light dents to the exterior of the tube.  Presents well.

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