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Vanity Case, Cypress Tree, 1928

This is a vanity case. It was manufactured by Alfred Langlois and produced by Van Cleef and Arpels.

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 1928. Its medium is gold, cream, black, and turquoise enamel, baguette diamonds, onyx, platinum, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Box
  • enamel.
  • 1939-80-12
  • Brooch (England), ca. 1890
  • gold, enamel, diamonds.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and....
  • 1969-40-147
  • Pin
  • mosaic.
  • 1961-48-1

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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  • enamel, metal, glass.
  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8.7 × 5 × 1.1 cm (3 7/16 × 1 15/16 × 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks; English importation marks; Van Cleef & Arpels;30683; maker's mark for Alfred Langlois

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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