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1925

  • Work on this object began.

1935

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2017

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Vanity Case, Noble Hunt

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. 1930. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, carved hardstone, enamel, diamonds, platinum, gold.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Sidewall (USA)
  • block printed on continuous paper.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program....
  • 1995-165-20
  • Button (France)
  • mother-of-pearl.
  • Gift of Helen S. Stone and Bromley S. Stone.
  • 1937-35-41-a

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

  • Pendant (Italy)
  • gold, enamel, rubies, sapphires, pearls.
  • Gift of Marian Hague.
  • 1959-84-1
  • Box And Game Pieces
  • engraved and stained ivory.
  • Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.
  • 1960-1-13-1-a/v

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 9 × 4.7 × 1.3 cm (3 9/16 × 1 7/8 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks; English importation marks;

It is signed

Lacloche Frères France

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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