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Vanity Case, Putti, ca. 1920

This is a Vanity Case.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Private Collection as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated ca. 1920. Its medium is engraved mother-of-pearl, round diamonds, rock crystal, enamel, gold, platinum, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Compact, 1925
  • enamel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx, gold and platinum.
  • Lent by Vartanian & Sons.
  • 88.2016.5
  • Pleated Fan, 1910–1920
  • silk leaf embroidered with spangles, ebony sticks inlaid with steel piqués,....
  • Gift of Sheila Bruce.
  • 1990-25-18
  • Box, 19th century
  • molded and carved tortoiseshell inlaid with silver and mother of pearl.
  • Gift of the Estate of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-2-11

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

  • Urn
  • H x W x D: 21.5 x 25.7 x 21.4 cm (8 7/16 x 10 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.).
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-86-151
  • Box, early 18th century
  • agate, gold.
  • Gift of the Panwy Foundation, from the collection of Maria Wyman.
  • 1994-129-14

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 10 × 4.8 × 1.3 cm (3 15/16 × 1 7/8 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

English hallmarks

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

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