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  • We acquired this object.

1926

  • Work on this object began.

2017

2021

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Vanity Case, Amber and Snakeskin

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 1926. Its medium is amber-covered snakeskin, amethyst, lapis lazuli, rubies, jadeite, diamonds, enamel, hardstone, gold, platinum, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Hanakarakusa W Brooch
  • gold powder, gold beads, egg shells, mother-of-pearl, colored lacquer....
  • Gift of Van Cleef and Arpels.
  • 2011-42-2
  • Vanity And Cigarette Case
  • enamel, diamonds, cabochon chrysoprases, amber, mirrored plate glass, gold,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.28

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 9.5 × 4.5 × 1.5 cm (3 3/4 × 1 3/4 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped "Van Cleef & Arpels"; 27830

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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