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  • We acquired this object.

1925

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2022

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Vanity Case, Koi

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. 1930. Its medium is enamel, cabochon rubies, rose-cut diamonds, mount of 18-karat gold, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Stencil, Paper Fans
  • mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin....
  • Museum purchase through gift of Norvin Hewitt Green.
  • 1946-104-3

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8.8 × 5.2 × 1.2 cm (3 7/16 × 2 1/16 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Cartier Paris; French assay marks

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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