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  • We acquired this object.

1925

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2021

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Vanity Case, ca. 1930

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, baguette and rose-cut diamonds, mirrored plate glass, silver.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Cigarette Case, ca. 1929
  • enamel, rose- and hexagonal-cut and other diamonds, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.85

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8.2 × 5.4 × 1.4 cm (3 1/4 × 2 1/8 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

English assay marks; Cartier London; 4238

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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