This is a Compact.
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.
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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.