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Box, Lac Burgauté, ca. 1927

This is a Box.

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. 1927. Its medium is gold, lac burgauté (panels), round diamonds, carved coral, black enamel, cabochon emeralds, fluted-carved nephrite, mirrored plate glass (interior).

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Box (France), ca. 1860
  • diamonds, gold.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-14
  • Box (France), 1858
  • chased, engraved and enameled gold.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-15

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8.7 × 5.9 × 2.5 cm (3 7/16 in. × 2 5/16 in. × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks

It is signed

Cartier Paris Londres New York, Made in 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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