The bold geometric shape, the choice of carved spinach green nephrite juxtaposed to lapis lazuli and frosted rock crystal engraved in a pattern inspired by Islamic miniatures and architecture are all elements which combine to convey an air of elegant and opulent chic.
A sensational Art Deco object
We are very drawn to this majestic and luxurious object which seems to epitomise the spirit of the Art Deco age.
Art Deco rock crystal, nephrite, lapis lazuli and gold table box
Cartier, circa 1930
Of boat-shaped outline, the base of the box a single carved nephrite arch, the top with double hinged carved and frosted crystal panels of foliate motif, set at the centre with carved nephrite hoop pulls, opening to reveal a single compartment, resting on four lapis lazuli feet
Signed Cartier, Paris, Londres, New York, Made in France | With French hallmarks for 18k gold | In a Cartier red fitted box | Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches or 298.0 x 238.0 x 92.0mm
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