Cartier. A fine and rare enameled and gilt silver lipstick case fitted with a watchReference no. 09384, 1930's
Lot 34
Cartier. A fine and rare enameled and gilt silver lipstick case fitted with a watchReference no. 09384, 1930's
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
Auction Details
Cartier. A fine and rare enameled and gilt silver lipstick case fitted with a watchReference no. 09384, 1930's
Lot Details
Cartier. A fine and rare enameled and gilt silver lipstick case fitted with a watch
Reference no. 09384, 1930's
The cylindrical case enameled to simulate lapis lazuli, concealing a lipstick tube and at the other end a watch within a reeded case revolving within the tube to reveal a rectangular dial with arabic chapters, blued steel hands and manually wound lever movement. 71mm long

Footnotes

  • One of a variety of decorative accessories produced by Cartier in the 1920's and 1930's. This tubular design was also used to produce writing instruments. See Les Temps de Cartier by Barracca et al., pp. 216-217.
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