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  • We acquired this object.

1924

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2021

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Compact, ca. 1929

This is a Compact.

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. 1929. Its medium is black enamel, round and baguette diamonds, yellow gold, platinum, onyx, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Compact
  • enamel, onyx, carved emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, rubies, diamonds, gold.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.19
  • Box
  • agate, gold.
  • Gift of the Panwy Foundation, from the collection of Maria Wyman.
  • 1994-129-14

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 4.2 × 4 × 1.4 cm (1 5/8 × 1 9/16 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks; Cartier Paris; Made in France; 01128; DR Cartier BTE 5606

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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