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  • We acquired this object.

1922

  • Work on this object began.

1932

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2021

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Vanity Case, ca. 1927

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. 1927. Its medium is carved nephrite, platinum-mounted diamonds,enamel, gold, carved jade, buff-top sapphires, mirrored plate glass.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Vanity Case, ca. 1927
  • carved nephrite, platinum-mounted diamonds,enamel, gold, carved jade,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.81

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 9.4 × 4.8 × 1.9 cm (3 11/16 × 1 7/8 × 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks 0476

It is signed

Cartier Paris Londres New York, 0476

It is inscribed

"Mrs. Leith, 14A Manchester Square, W.

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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