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1920

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1930

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Cape Clips/ Brooch, ca. 1925

This is a Cape clips/ Brooch.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1925. Its medium is platinum, diamonds.

This pair of clips in diamonds and platinum sold by Cartier New York looks very much like the skyscrapers popularized in furniture design by Paul Frankl and references the stepped shapes of Mayan decoration.

It is credited Private Collection.

  • Object ID #907214191
  • yellow and white diamonds, platinum, cabochon emeralds.
  • Neil Lane Collection.
  • 59.2016.12
  • Necklace, 1930–35
  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2000.20.
  • 62.2016.1

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

  • Brooch, 1924
  • platinum, diamonds, cultured pearl, onyx, rock crystal.
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. CL 235 A24.
  • 86.2016.9

Its dimensions are

L x W (each): 5.1 × 2.5 cm (2 × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

"Cartier Paris" on each clip

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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