This exquisite Art Deco box from Cartier is a true work of art. It's crafted from silver gilt and features beautiful black enamel work, set with jade, rubies and diamonds. Designed by Jacques Cartier, it was made in France during the 1930s and is fully hallmarked.
The hinged lid decorated with a green enamel button, approximately 7mm in length.
The interior is silver gilt, while the top if the lid is adorned with three cabochon rubies, jade and rose-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.19 carats. This rare and stunning jewel box would make an excellent addition to any collection.
Cartier was born on 2 February 1884 in Paris. He was one of three sons of Alfred Cartier (1841–1925) and Amélie Alice (née Griffeuille) Cartier (1853–1914).
Jacques worked with his two older brothers to create the world-famous name and business, 'Cartier', in jewellery and watches. While Jacques opened and managed the store in London, Pierre managed the store in New York City. Jacques took charge of the London operation of Cartier in 1909 and eventually moved to the current location at 175 New Bond Street. Meanwhile, Louis was the designer who created the Cartier style known today.
Jacques ran the London store until his death in 1941.
Width x depth x height: 4 x 1.8 x 7.5 cm
Weight : 63.20 grams
Number of diamonds : 13
Cut : Rose - cut
Total weight in carats : 0.19 carats
Clarity : VVS
Colour : F
Cabochon rubies -
Number of rubies : 3
Cut : Cabochon
Total weight in carats : 1.02 carats
Treatment is not indicated.
Length x width: 10 x 6 mm
Condition : General wear and tear, minor damage on enamel, minor surface wear, otherwise good and pleasant condition overall.