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1931

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1941

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2017

2021

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Vanity Case, ca. 1936

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. 1936. Its medium is enamel, coral, diamonds, gold, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Comb (Italy), mid-19th century
  • cut and steam-bent tortoiseshell, gilt silver, carved coral.
  • Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes.
  • 1946-50-70

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 6.7 × 4.9 × 2.9 cm (2 5/8 × 1 15/16 × 1 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

English hallmarks; Cartier London; 5716; stamped, "J.C."

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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