Description

    Diamond, Gold Lighter, Cartier
    The rectangular round sided lighter is engraved in a wave design highlighted by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.40 carat in 18 karat yellow gold. Marked: Cartier, Paris 18k. Gross weight: 110.60 grams. Dimensions: 2 3/4 inches x 1 1/16 inches x 1/2 inch


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A very chic and stylish lighter. Gold outer case marked 18K. Base of lighter marked: Cartier, Paris,16253D

    Cartier: In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded his business, creating jewelry made of gold, awash with colorful enamels and set with glittering gemstones. This appealed to the French aristocracy. His son, Alfred joined him, and later grandsons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, who took over during the Art Deco era. Parlaying the company's distinctive Oriental-influenced style, he established a fabulous jewelry empire. The grandsons were responsible for operating salons in Paris, London and New York, respectively. Joined by designer Jeanne Toussaint in 1933, Cartier created a range of vanity cases, desk sets and accessories. The firm continues to produce exquisite jewelry, watches, and objects d'art for a prestigious clientele. Savvy business move in the 1970s developing a boutique product line named "Les Must" appealing to the public at large.

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    25th Monday 2:50 pm CT
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    25th Monday
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
    9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Current Bid:
    $600
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