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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.

  • Box
  • shell.
  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
  • 1908-23-17-a,b

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

  • Box (France), 1858
  • chased, engraved and enameled gold.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-15
  • Box, Lac Burgauté, ca. 1927
  • gold, lac burgauté (panels), round diamonds, carved coral, black enamel,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.80

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


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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