CARTIER VANITY SET WITH PAINTED SCENES
IN THE STYLE OF WATTEAU SILVER ENAMEL
Cartier, Mader circa 1910.
Very fine and rare, silver and enamel eleven-piece
travelling vanity set with clothes and hair brushes, glass
powder jars, perfume bottles and comb, each set with
a hand-painted watercolor scene after Jean-Antonine
Watteau. Accompanied by the original black leather
Cartier fitted case.
In excellent condition.
The scene depicted on the central large hair brush is take from Jaan-Antoine
Watteau's "Embarkation of Cythera" painted in 1717 and now in the Musee du
Louvre. The art movement "Fete Galante" is associated with Watteau's paintings
depicting the change of attitude and lifestyle of French aristocrats at the time.