Description & Technical information

Minaudière of oblong shape in enamel on gold. The set is adorned with a black enamel set with diamonds mounted forming wave patterns. The hinged lid opens on a shadow compartment under a beveled mirror. The back of the mirror includes a tablet for writing notes. On the other side, three compartments with fine guilloche patterns of parallel stripes and seedlings of peas open on compartments of which one with lipstick.
A gold pencil is included in the hinge.
The mirror has a few small cracks.

This minaudière is characteristic of Art Deco. Indeed, the function of minaudière appears after the First World War with the development of female cosmetics. The jewelers seize this fashion and develop small necessities influenced by those who appeared in France in the eighteenth century. This minaudière by its refined style and by the quality of its enamel is a characteristic work of Art Deco.
Weight: 6,56 oz (186gr)

Date:  Circa 1920-1930
Period:  20th century
Medium: Gold and enamel
Dimensions: 8.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm (3³/₈ x 1⁵/₈ x 1³/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery