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  • We acquired this object.

1919

  • Work on this object began.

1929

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

Compact, Dragon, ca. 1924

This is a Compact. It was probably Vladimir Makovsky and produced by Cartier. It is dated ca. 1924. Its medium is enamel, mother-of-pearl, natural pearls, shell, rose-cut diamonds, carved coral, cabochon emeralds, mirrored plate glass, gold.

This object was donated by Private Collection. It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Box (France), 1858
  • chased, engraved and enameled gold.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-15
  • Box
  • shell.
  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
  • 1908-23-17-a,b

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 5.9 × 4.3 × 1.4 cm (2 5/16 × 1 11/16 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks

It is signed

Cartier

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