Gold mounted lapis lazuli cigarette case of upright form with rounded corners, the double threefold clasp centered with a ruby cabochon. ca. 1925. Art Deco. Continental. Apparently unmarked. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-gentlemans-cabinet-of-curiosities-the-collection-of-the-late-naim-attallah-cbe/an-art-deco-style-carved-lapis-lazuli-cigarette
Gem-set cigarette case with a rectangular outline. Carved lapis lazuli centering on a central triangular-shaped panel formed by fluted frosted rock crystal, accented by lozenge-shaped and calibré-cut diamonds and a cabochon jadeite, the center of intricately carved lapis lazuli flowers with diamond collet pistils. The corners further accented by two sugarloaf jadeite details. Single-cut diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a compartment. Mounted in white gold. ca. 1928. French. Van Cleef and Arpels, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed Van Cleef and Arpels, Paris, no. 31057; maker’s mark for Lacloche Frères; French assay mark. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-3888165
Matching cigarette case and lipstick baton. Gold inlaid turquoise, lapis lazuli, diamonds and cut sapphires. ca. 1929. Lent by a private collection for an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. ID#13.2016.49. Image Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420577147/
Cigarette holder. Tortoiseshell trumpet with a gem-set collar, lapis lazuli tip and gold detail, to an ivory stem and tortoiseshell bowl. ca. 1930. French, made in Paris by Cartier. Maker’s marks: French assay mark. Signed Cartier, Paris, maker’s mark, Number 01544.”. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-an-ivory-tortoiseshell-gold-and-lapis-lazuli-5429620/?
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