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1923

  • Work on this object began.

1933

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2017

2022

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Vanity Case, Lac Burgauté

This is a Vanity Case.

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. 1928. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, lac burgauté, enamel, cabochon turquoise, lapis lazuli, mirrored plate glass, gold, diamonds.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Box Box
  • H x diam.: 2.7 x 7 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.).
  • Gift of the Estate of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-2-12
  • Box
  • enamel.
  • Gift of J. Lionberger Davis.
  • 1968-1-19-a,b
  • Locket
  • mother-of-pearl.
  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
  • 1908-23-27

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  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
  • 1908-23-11-a,b

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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