Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Boucheron silver and vermeil minaudière

$ 9,500
  • Description
    Boucheron silver and vermeil minaudière
    French, c. 1960
    Minaudière: Height 2.5cm, width 13cm, depth 8.5cm
    Case: Height 4cm, width 18cm, depth 14cm
    A minaudière is a both a piece of jewellery and a handheld alternative for a lady’s evening bag. The present minaudière is by Boucheron, the famed Parisian jeweller. The piece is known as ‘Or/Argent’, French for Gold/Silver. Those two colours define the colour palette of the piece, though it is crafted from silver and vermeil, or gilded silver.
    It is of rectangular form, with a hinged cover. The top of the cover is adorned with pierced vermeil scrolling foliage, the flowers throughout centred with rubies. The minaudière opens to reveal a powder compartment, a mirror, a comb holder with a horn comb, a cigarette holder, and two lipstick cylinders.
    The silver of the minaudière is hallmarked, signed, and numbered, and is accompanied by its original fitted case stamped to the interior 'Boucheron / London 180 New Bond Street / New York 1 East 57th Street / 26 Place Vendôme / Paris'.
    Artist/maker: Boucheron (French, founded 1858)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1999
    Materials: Ruby, silver, silver-gilt.
    Creation Date: 1960
    Gemstones: Ruby
    Metals: Silver
    Styles / Movements: Signed Pieces
    Dealer Reference #: 16592
    Incollect Reference #: 497757
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