Exceptional Antique French Belle Epoque Dance Card Case in 18K

Item ACC-504494

For those who search for the exceptional and exquisite, this antique French Belle Epoque dance card case is a rare and remarkable find. An elegant rectangle of hammered yellow gold is adorned with a knot design along the top formed of old mine-cut diamonds and terminating in brightly hued ruby and sapphire cabochons. Each pushbutton is adorned with a ruby or sapphire cabochon and the interior features a pair of compartments, a section for one’s dance card with a decorative trefoil hinged clasp. At the top is a removable pencil featuring a sapphire cabochon top as well as an antique gold link chain with a spring clasp. This item was sold at Christie’s Paris in 2009, features French hallmarks and is truly an extraordinary objet de vertu.

Metal: Yellow Gold
Gem Stone: Diamond 1.50 carats Old Mine cut
Gem Stone: Ruby 1.25 carats
Gem Stone: Sapphire 1.25 carats
Design Era: Victorian
Circa: 1890
Measurements: Width: 2 1/4 Inches; Length: 3 1/4 Inches
Weight: 204.7 grams


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SKU: 504494

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