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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1930

  • Work on this object began.

1939

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

Pair Of Airplane Brooches, 1930s

This is a Pair of Airplane Brooches. It was produced by Cartier.

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

It is dated 1930s. Its medium is diamonds, platinum.

By the end of the 1920s, flying had become a popular sport among rival daredevils in Europe and America as well as a fascination for the general public. Flying clubs and air shows abounded. Cartier designed these diamond novelty brooches in the shape of planes in the 1930s to appeal to women with pilots on their minds.

It is credited Neil Lane Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Purse, 1928
  • tapestry, silver-plated clasp.
  • Lent by Mobiler national, Paris, Beauvais 1666.
  • 74.2016.2

Its dimensions are

L: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

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

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