An Austrian 18K Gold, Partial Gilt Silver, and Enamel Minaudiere on Cord with Lipstick for Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1915
    Marks: (VC-baton-A), 750, LA, (hoopoe bird-1W); 1326
    3-1/4 inches long (8.3 cm) (case)
    198 grams (gross)

    The cylindrical tortoise-shaped case having Rococo-style engraved ornamentation with black enamel to voids, rectangular push release mechanism, interior fitted with cigarette compartment and hinged cross bar engraved with scrollwork, two hinged compartments including squared mirrored compact door panel concealing powder puff, other door panel with engine-turned ground concealing powder puff, black silk tassel and rope cord with conforming lipstick tube, all housed in original fitted box.

    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Light wear to silvering to mirror, some rubbing to gilding, with wear commensurate with age and use; original fitted box in fair condition.

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