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Bandeau, 1924

This is a Bandeau. It is dated 1924. Its medium is diamonds, platinum, natural pearl.

Worn by both mother and daughter Nanaline and Doris Duke, this Cartier bandeau of 1924—an update on the staid tiara—displays the stepped geometrical shapes associated with modern design of the type used in Doris Duke’s cinema and bar.

It is credited Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. HO 28 A24.

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  • diamonds, platinum.
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  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.6

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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  • 14-karat gold, platinum, enamel, baguette-cut diamond (push-piece).
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  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2012.51.
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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 5.3 × 18 cm (2 1/16 × 7 1/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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