Golden evening bag set with rubies and diamonds, 15 x 10 x 5cm, Cartier.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Cartier created women’s accessories of exceptional beauty, using a variety of materials in the Art Deco style. Some of the famous Cartier handbags from the Art Deco period include tutti frutti motifs and even pharaoh clasps. Rectangular clutches were often worn under the arm, not only as an evening accessory, but also as an addition to a casual suit.
Egg-shaped gold cosmetic case with two compartments separated by a mirror, with a comb suspended from an exquisite chain, decorated with the L monogram in diamonds, 11 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm, Cartier, circa 1955
Evening bag with lapis lazuli, turquoise and sapphire feather clasp, 27 x 20 x 2.5 cm, Cartier, early 20th century.
Gilded silver handbag set with sapphires and diamonds, 15 x 12 x 4cm, Cartier, 1960s.
Evening bag in black silk with floral designs in gold brocade with rose quartz and black enamel clasp, 16.3 x 16.8 cm, Cartier, 1930s.
Leather evening bag with lapis lazuli clasp, 25 x 15.5 x 4.4 cm, Cartier, 1930s.
Silk evening bag with jade and citrine clasp, 21 x 14.7. x 4.5 cm, Cartier, 1930s.
Gold-plated silver minaudière with blue enamel and applied bouquet decoration in a white gold vase with diamonds, ruby and sapphire flowers and emerald leaves, Cartier, 1932
Ladies’ handbag, adorned with a quatrefoil clasp with four jade beads and sapphires, 24 x 16 x 5cm, Cartier, 1930s.
Golden dressing case set with diamonds, 16 x 8.5 cm, Cartier.
Silk evening bag with jade and diamond clasp, 22 x 14 cm, Cartier, 1920s.
Golden minaudière with diamonds, 17 x 7.5 x 1.8 cm, Cartier.
Gold cosmetic case decorated with blue enamel, 9 x 4 x 1 cm, Cartier, circa 1930
Chinese landscape gold cosmetic case, adorned with jade, rubies, diamonds, moonstone, 9.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm, Cartier, circa 1925
Onyx cosmetic case set with diamonds, emeralds, enamel, 9 x 4. x 1 cm, Cartier, circa 1930
Minaudière engraved in the Indian style with stylized peacocks, storks, tigers and elephants on a floral background, with a clasp decorated with polychrome enamel, lapis lazuli, turquoise, tourmaline and pearls, with four compartments, a mirror and a tortoiseshell comb, 15.5 x 11, 2 x 2.3 cm, Cartier, Paris.
Evening bag, embroidered with colored silks with floral patterns, with a clasp in moonstone and diamonds, lined in golden polished silk and beige suede, 20 x 13. x 2 cm, Cartier, early 20th century.
Golden minaudière with diamonds, adorned with Venetian masks, Cartier.
Gold-plated minaudière with sapphire-mother-of-pearl clasp, length 15 cm, Cartier, circa 1930
Gilded minaudière with turquoise clasp, 10 cm long, Cartier, circa 1930. Handbags and minaudières from Cartier
Golden minaudière handbag set with sapphires and two white enamel bands, with mirror and compartments for powder and lipstick, 8 x 5 x 0.9 cm, Cartier, circa 1910
Minaudière in gold, set with diamonds and white and blue enamel, with a carved emerald in the center, with mirror and compartments for powder and lipstick, 7.6 x 5 x 1.1 cm, Cartier, circa 1920
Art Deco minaudière in carved agate set with jade, lapis lazuli, ruby, diamonds and citrine, 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm, Cartier, circa 1925
Art Deco minaudière in black onyx, set with tutti frutti jewels, length 8.5 cm, Cartier, circa 1930
Cylindrical gold cosmetic case with swallow ornament, set with diamonds and rubies, with two compartments and a mirror, Cartier, Paris, circa 1950
Gold evening bag set with diamonds, length 10 cm, Cartier, circa 1950. Handbags and minaudières from Cartier
Art Deco minaudière set with black enamel, gold and diamonds, 8 cm long, Cartier, circa 1929