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    Gold Lighter, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The 18k gold lighter weighs 60.70 grams and is marked Van Cleef & Arpels NY.
    Dimensions: 2-3/16 inches x 1-9/16 inches


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

    Condition Report*: Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The case is marked VCA NY 18K, 17 V 4 39. The wick is still intact. Circa 1955.
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 2:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    29th Monday
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    7 Days 14h 14m 36s
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
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    This lot is in: 2 - Signature® Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55318-55765) - 3:00 PM Central Time, Monday, April 29, 2019.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Opening Bid:
    $1,000
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