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Elliptical Earrings, 1924

This is a Elliptical earrings.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1924. Its medium is diamonds, sapphires.

In these elliptical earrings of 1924, Van Cleef & Arpels used a clever trompe l’oeil setting to give the appearance of overlapping loops of diamonds and sapphires that would have been seen with bobbed hair.

It is credited Private Collection.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 12.7 × 2.2 cm (5 in. × 7/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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