French silver powder box with interior mirror and gold and rubies decoration of birds of paradise 1940
- About the artworkAbout artwork & Artist
Antique jewelry object group
very good condition
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Country of origin
Style late Interbellum, early Forties
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Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
Source of inspiration
birds of paradise
Silvercase and topped with a red gold layer.
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Twelve cabochon rubies
Fivecarre cut rubies. We did not check if the rubies are lab producedor not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural rubiesand lab produced rubies were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.
Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July.
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The French control mark representing the head of Mercury that was in use in France from about 1879.
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7,50 cm (2,95 inch) x 7,50 cm (2,95 inch) x 1,00 cm (0,39 inch)
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148,40 gram (95,42 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
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