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    Art Deco Diamond, Black Onyx, Enamel, Gold Purse, Schanfein & Tamis
    Designed in 14k gold, the purse features a decorative frame highlighted by rose-cut diamonds, set in platinum, applied on a fancy-shaped black onyx tablet, having a white enamel accent. The purse opens to reveal separate mirror and pressed powder compartments, as well as the mesh pouch. Maker's mark for Schanfein & Tamis, reference #764. Gross weight 118.19 grams (with mirror), and 112.17 grams (without mirror).
    Dimensions: 6-1/4 inches x 3-1/4 inches

    Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Schanfein & Tamis
    Diamond Average Color: J-K-L
    Diamond Average Clarity: I
    Diamond Shapes: Rose-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Black Onyx
    Gem Shape: Cabochon & Fancy-shaped
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: This was a lovely ladies evening purse in its heyday. The New York based manufacturer, Schanfein & Tamis were in business between 1915 - 1931. Damage to black onyx case top. Missing wristlet and tassel accent. Mirror and powder compartment are in very good condition. Mesh is in good condition. Gross weight without mirror is 112.17 grams.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    13th-14th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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