A yellow gold and sapphire box. Van Cleef and Arpels, Circa 1937.
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpel gold and sapphire box is my favorite piece for this holiday season. This is my favorite piece because I think it is a beautiful objet and looks like something Cole Porter would have collected and it reminds me of a bygone era.
The calibre cut sapphires are very special in this piece as they compliment the exquisite gold work of the box.
This box was especially made for a woman in 1937 and we bought it from her great-niece. In my opinion a very sophisticated and elegant woman who appreciates old world glamour and style would carry this compact.