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'Map of the World' cigar box by Cartier

A very fine and unique special commission piece by Cartier, Paris in the form of a Sterling silver cigar box, the slightly domed lid with an embossed map of the world, with a thin, red enamel line, plotting a course from Honolulu in the West, through to Tokio (sic) in the East, via San Francisco, New York, Rome, Cairo, Bombay, and taking in various stops on the route, including Batavia and Manila. The well fitted lid is gilded, the lower section is lined with cedar. French, circa 1930.

Stamped CARTIER STERLING 925-1000 to the underside.

Size: 8½ x 6 x 2½ inches (22 x 15 x 7 cm).

(Shown with Ref 6192, left).

Price Code: ££££

Reference: 6191

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