A French Art Deco 18 karat gold, multi colored raised enamel "Peacock" cigarette case with concealed integrated latch button and hinge by Alfred Langlois. Alfred Langlois was among Van Cleef & Arpels most talented boîtiers, or box makers. Beginning in 1927, Langlois produced "highly sophisticated enamel decoration in Chinese taste and... Persian carpet-like design, along with a nécessaire of more abstract Deco design with carpet-like rectangles and diamond ice pyramids, predominantly in enamel", Sarah Coffin, in Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels. The original drawing for the case exists in the Van Cleef & Arpels archives in Paris. Discussed and similar pictured in The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sarah D. Coffin, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2011, page 24 (discussion), 152 (photograph).
|Artist: Alfred Langlois|
|Signed: Maker's mark and French eagle head gold marks|
|Dimensions: 3'' length x 3-5/8'' width x 3/8'' depth|
|Item #: A-17737|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|