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Carved hardstone pocket vanity case

    Carved hardstone pocket vanity case

    Circa 1920

    Heliotrope, diamonds, gold; carving, polishing

    2.5 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm, 324 gr

    Marks: "SAM" in lozenge; mark on lipstick holder; "640"


    Square gold, carved hardstone vanity case, the upper panel depicting stylised Chinese dragon surrounded by clouds within the plain border, the side with diamond thumb ramps within gold Chinese pagoda roof design border, the base with the similar bloodstone carved panel, opening to reveal fitted interior with mirror, compact powder and a lipstick holder carved bloodstone panel.