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Vanity Case, Mughal Emerald, ca. 1930

This is a vanity case. It was produced by Cartier.

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 as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated ca. 1930. Its medium is enamel, gold, carved cabochon emerald, mughal emerald, diamonds, platinum, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

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

  • Handbag (USA), 1927
  • silk and cotton (confirmed by microscopy), copper frame, jadeite cabochon.
  • 1956-84-17

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 7 × 5.3 × 1.5 cm (2 3/4 × 2 1/16 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Cartier Paris; Made in France; 00799; French assay marks

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