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1924

  • Work on this object began.

1934

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Vanity Case, Persian Mosque, ca. 1929

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. 1929. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, hardstone, enamel, gold, diamonds, platinum.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Box Box
  • H x diam.: 2.7 x 7 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.).
  • Gift of the Estate of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-2-12
  • Box
  • enamel.
  • Gift of J. Lionberger Davis.
  • 1968-1-19-a,b

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  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.72
  • Box
  • H x W x D: 3.3 x 9.3 x 7 cm (1 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.).
  • Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-6-63

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8.2 × 5.8 × 1.8 cm (3 1/4 × 2 5/16 × 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Black, Starr & Frost; mosaic signed "M" for 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.

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