agate bonbonniere

An agate bonbonniere. The lid is made of 18 carat gold with white enamel. Numbered: 65753, and with the master’s mark: ML, flanked by a star and a bird. Attributed to Cartier. France, circa 1908.

3.13 x 4.8 x 2.43 cm.

An identical box (signed Cartier) is in the Cartier Collection. It was owned by Grand Duchess Xenia.

Literature: Nuno Vassallo E Silva et al., ‘Cartier 1899-1949. The Journey of a Style’, 2007 (exhib. cat. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon), p. 182.

PeriodArt Nouveau
Houseattributed Cartier, Paris

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