See more objects with the tag mother of pearl, enamel, red, mosaic, makeup, vanity case.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1920

  • Work on this object began.

1930

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2021

  • You found it!

Vanity Case, Zen Garden, ca. 1925

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. 1925. Its medium is enamel, hardstone, mother-of-pearl, round and other diamonds, gold, platinum, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Locket
  • mother-of-pearl.
  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
  • 1908-23-27

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 9.5 × 5.3 × 1.2 cm (3 3/4 × 2 1/16 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks; R Linzeler Marchak; 1542; 3961; maker's mark for Strauss, Allard & Meyer; mosaic signed "M" for Vladimir Makovsky

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.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420577151/ |title=Vanity Case, Zen Garden, ca. 1925 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 April 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>