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Cigarette Case And Lipstick Baton

This is a Cigarette Case and Lipstick Baton.

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. 1929. Its medium is inlaid turquoise, lapis lazuli, diamonds, cut sapphires, gold.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Vanity Case
  • lapis lazuli, enamel, diamonds, mirror, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.26
  • Vanity Case
  • enamel, french-cut and baguette diamonds, mirrored plate glass, gold,platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.23
  • Drawing, Textile Design: Nero
  • brush and gouache on paper.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts....
  • 1988-62-15

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

  • Drawing, Egyptian Antiquities
  • pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-468

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (Cigarette Case): 8.2 × 5.4 × 1.5 cm (3 1/4 × 2 1/8 × 9/16 in.) L x W x D (Lipstick Baton): 5.7 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm (2 1/4 × 9/16 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Box: French assay marks; Cartier, Paris; Made in France; 03351; Lipstick Baton: French assay marks; Cartier Paris; 0204; Lipstick: Cartier Paris; 01269

It is inscribed

"Allard (?) Reuss, 33 rue Barbet de Jouy, July - 7 - 29"

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

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