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CIGARETTE BOX

Made by: Cartier

Currently in storage


About this object

On the cover, an oval carved intaglio in red agate depicts Hyllus attacking Eurytheus. This scene is framed by a narrow black enamel band with a tiny diamond at both the top and the bottom. At either side is an applied ornament in the shape of a stylized leaf set with tiny diamonds and sapphires. The cover is edged by a band in red enamel with a meander motif and a thin line in dark blue enamel on the inner side. A square floweret in white gold set with diamonds and a sapphire in the center adorns each corner. A very small thumbpiece is set with tiny diamonds. The box rests on stylized bracket feet.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
CIGARETTE BOX
Made from:
Gold -- silver -- enamel -- agate -- diamonds -- sapphires -- cedar
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
ca. 1930
Size:
2 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (5.7 × 14 × 8.3 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.247
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK Cartier in script and the number 1994 engraved [On the inner edge] INSCRIPTION KPW MOY [on intaglio]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"