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Pair Of Clips, Tutti Frutti, ca. 1930

This is a Pair of clips.

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. 1930. Its medium is carved emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and diamonds.

Multicolored, or “Tutti Frutti,” jewelry was in evidence at the Paris 1925 exposition where its Indian-style carved gemstones earned acclaim. The appeal of Tutti Frutti continued into the 1930s, as seen in a pair of Cartier clips.

It is credited Private Collection.

  • Object ID #907130361
  • rock crystal, carved jadeite, carved sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, platinum.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.3
  • Object ID #907214217
  • platinum, osmium, gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.
  • Lent by Siegelson, New York.
  • 61.2016.1

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

  • Object ID #1024497191
  • sapphires, emeralds, rubies, diamonds, onyx, enamel, and platinum.
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. BT 110 A25.
  • 86.2016.4

Its dimensions are

L x W: 4.1 × 2.4 cm (1 5/8 × 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

543

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

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