This is a Compact. It is dated 1930. Its medium is 14-karat gold, platinum, enamel, baguette-cut diamond (push-piece).
Silent film star Mary Pickford, born Gladys Louise Smith, was a cofounder, with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith, of United Artists. She married Fairbanks in 1920.
It is credited
Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. VC 75 A30.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 6.5 × 4.5 × 1.3 cm (2 9/16 × 1 3/4 × 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
At the center, initials MP
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.