Rare French Cartier Picture Frame, Circa 1920, w/ Signed Letter From J. Cartier
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ABOUT THIS ACCESSORY
Photographs. They so often bring a smile to your face and can stir vivid memories of all sorts. Those precious captured moments--the most treasured works of art-- deserve displays that celebrate these slices of life. This one, made to order for the noted collector and cosmopolitan of Alexandria, Egypt, Monsieur Max Debbane*, is exquisitely designed by Cartier and will beautifully enhance any picture or photograph. A frame of gleaming 18K gold, engraved with a pattern reminiscent of moire silk, is adorned by intricately worked ornaments set with glittering rose-cut diamonds. Its inner edges are hand engraved with a graceful scroll design, while the outer border is trimmed with an enameled vine punctuated with bezel-set rose-cut diamonds and embellished at each corner with a small gold leaf. The striking openwork easel, with its sweeping curved lines and geometric shapes, is signed, "Cartier, Paris, Londres, New York." A rare and extraordinary collectable with a fascinating provenance; included is the original proposal letter, dated 9.30.1920, personally signed by Jacques Cartier (see photo and English translation). >Total diamond weight, 1.50 carats. Hand crafted in 18K gold, platinum (diamond settings), and gilded metal. Accompanied by a custom fitted box. Condition note: One of the swivels that holds in the glass pane is missing and one is missing a rivet. *From Sotheby's website: Max Debbane was a friend to the many scholars, writers and artists who both lived in and visited Alexandria in the first half of the twentieth century, including André Gide, Jean Cocteau, P.M. Fraser and Etienne Drioton, among others. He had a great love of books, purchasing widely from both dealers and auctions. After Debbane’s death, much of his library and collection was sold, with the American University in Cairo acquiring several thousand volumes on history and art. He was part of the Debbane family that had previously arrived in Alexandria in the nineteenth century, a member of which – Count Miguel Debbane – founded a Greek Catholic church in Alexandria that remains in use to this day.