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Vanity Case, ca. 1925

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. 1925. Its medium is enamel, gold, collet-set and other diamonds, rubies, platinum, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Box (Russia), ca. 1760
  • chased, engraved and partially nielloed and gilt raised and cast silver.
  • Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-61-16

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Box (France), ca. 1860
  • diamonds, gold.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-14

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 7.8 × 5.1 × 3.3 cm (3 1/16 in. × 2 in. × 1 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Cartier, Paris, Londres, New York, Made in France 01308

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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