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Rectangular minaudière carrying case in enameled gold. It is embellished with gold and black enamel stripes. the hinged lid with a monogram of diamonds mounted in shelves. The kit includes this compact and a lipstick.
This minaudière is characteristic of the Art Deco style. The demand for a carrying case accessory such as the minaudière rose after the First World War and the development of feminine cosmetic products. Jewelers saw the opportunity that the trend presented and created small carrying cases that were influenced by other cases that had appeared in France during the 18th century. The clean lines and quality of the enamel work of this piece is characteristic of the Art Deco style.
18 K gold mark.
Goldsmith mark: R.I
Weight: 5.6 oz (160g).
L: 2.9in. (7.5 cm) / W: 1.5in./ (4.5cm) / H: 0.39in. (1cm ).
Stick: H : 2.1in. (5.5cm) / D: 0.59in. (1.5cm ).
Art Deco period