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Cigarette Case, 1931

This is a Cigarette Case. It is dated 1931. Its medium is platinum, baguette-cut diamond clasp.

Luxurious cigarette cases were ideal gifts as more and more people took to smoking in public. Cartier made this platinum example in 1931, engraved with the signatures of twenty-one friends of photographer Baron Adolf de Meyer, including Coco Chanel, Peggy Guggenheim, Elsie de Wolfe, and Daisy Fellowes, presumably as a gift for a now-forgotten moment.

It is credited Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. CC 50 A31.

  • Clock (France), ca. 1920
  • gold, silver, enamel, onyx, diamonds, various metals, various gemstones.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger.
  • 1967-66-29

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Its dimensions are

1.10 x 7.75 x 7.25 cm

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

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