Art Deco Nephrite, and Lapis Lazuli Ashtray by Cartier, Paris, circa 1925
An ashtray composed of a square carved nephrite dish, with lapis lazuli batons forming feet at each corner; mounted in 18-karat yellow gold, with French assay marks; in a fitted box
- Signed Cartier and numbered
- Measurements: 3½ x 3½ x 7/8 inches
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