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