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Lapidarus Jewellry Antique Art Gallery Montreal

Since 1919

Vanity Case Objects of Vertu

SKU: jwo32

20th-century objects of vertu (also spelled as virtu) are named as such for the virtuosity of their craftsmanship.

Salons such as Estée Lauder and Elizabeth Arden would fill these oversized jewelled artwork with powder, lipstick or blush for the most fashionable women of the day, as the ultimate accessory for a night on the town.

Our small box/blush compact is an American Art Deco with elements of chinoiserie

14K yellow gold-mounted black enamel and imperial carved jade plaque enhanced with diamond collets

Double-openning box to reveal a lid with floral pattern, a mirror and a well for rouge

Marked 14K

Total weight : 42.1 grams

Dimensions : 36 mm x 35 mm x 10 mm

Condition : mirror intact. Clasp and hinges are in working order

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