Lot 60
18KT Two Color Gold Cigarette and Lighter Case
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The cigarette case of curved rectangular hinged form designed in yellow gold in a woven mesh design with striped white gold accents, the applied gold clasp with a cabochon sapphire accent, stamped 18KT / Italy and signed Lucas; the lighter case stamped 750.

Case 7/8 x 3.5 x 1.75 in.; lighter case 2.75 in.

69.7 dwt.

From the Estate of Giovanna (Jean) Govoni Salvadore and by descent. Giovanna (Jean) Govoni Salvadore was born to Italian parents in Paris. Her father, a prominent newspaper correspondent, lived where his work took him, primarily London and Paris, inspiring in Jean her love of cultures and language. As the first public relations executive in Italy for Howard Hughes and TWA and then spending forty plus years as Director of Public Relations at one of the world's best hotels, Villa d' Este on Lake Como, Italy, Jean's life was filled with encounters with some of the most notable people of the last century. In the Foreward of Jean's book, My Dolce Vida, Pamela Fiori writes about the author, "She was imposing, charismatic, full of mischief, loquacious" and she lived "a rich, multilayered life."

Cigarette case silghtly mishapen; one corner with very slight loss.

$2,500 - 3,500