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Vanity Case And Lipstick Holder, Plum Blossom, ca. 1928

This is a Vanity Case and Lipstick Holder. It was produced by Strauss, Allard & Meyer.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Private Collection and Siegelson, New York as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated ca. 1928. Its medium is enamel, rose-cut diamonds, mirrored plate glass, gold, platinum.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vanity Case, ca. 1925
  • red and black lacquer, black and green enamel, diamonds, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.19

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (Vanity Case): 6.2 × 4.5 × 0.9 cm (2 7/16 × 1 3/4 × 3/8 in.) L x W x D (Lipstick Holder): 5.3 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm (2 1/16 × 5/8 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Maker's mark for Strauss, Allard & Meyer

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