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Compact, 1925

This is a Compact. It was produced by Mauboussin.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1925. Its medium is enamel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx, gold and platinum.

The exterior of this compact by Mauboussin, with its powder container inside, is a veritable jeweled landscape. The fountain motif, in a mixture of mother-of-pearl and enamel, reflects a theme visible throughout the 1925 Paris Exposition, where it was exhibited the year it was made.

It is credited Lent by Vartanian & Sons.

  • Compact, ca. 1925
  • enamel, onyx, carved emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, rubies, diamonds, gold.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.19

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  • enamel, rose-cut diamonds, mirrored plate glass, gold, platinum.
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  • Brooch, 1925
  • diamonds, aquamarine, platinum, carved moonstone, black enamel and cabochon....
  • Neil Lane Collection.
  • 59.2016.15

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.8 × 5.1 × 1.3 cm (7 in. × 2 in. × 1/2 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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