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1925

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2017

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Tutti Frutti Strap Bracelet, 1925

This is a Tutti Frutti Strap Bracelet. It is dated 1925. Its medium is sapphires, emeralds, rubies, diamonds, onyx, enamel, and platinum.

Multicolored, or Tutti Frutti, jewelry was in evidence at the 1925 Paris Exposition, where its Indian-style carved gemstones earned acclaim. Tutti Frutti became associated with Cartier whose bracelet was acquired later that year in Paris by Linda (Mrs. Cole) Porter.

It is credited Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. BT 110 A25.

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  • diamonds, emeralds, ruby, platinum, onyx.
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  • Earrings, 1928
  • diamonds, platinum.
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  • 88.2016.4
  • Bandeau, 1924
  • diamonds, platinum, natural pearl.
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. HO 28 A24.
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Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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  • platinum, osmium, gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.
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  • Necklace, 1929
  • platinum, carved rubies, diamonds.
  • The Adrien Labi Collection.
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Its dimensions are

L x W: 19.5 × 3.8 cm (7 11/16 × 1 1/2 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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