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This is a Compact.

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 ca. 1925. Its medium is enamel, onyx, carved emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, rubies, diamonds, gold.

Emeralds, usually carved in India, take on new life as tree foliage in motifs based on Persian manuscripts in this Cartier compact of about 1925.

It is credited Private Collection.

  • Compact
  • enamel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx, gold and platinum.
  • Lent by Vartanian & Sons.
  • 88.2016.5
  • Necklace
  • platinum, carved rubies, diamonds.
  • The Adrien Labi Collection.
  • 3.2017.1
  • Compact
  • black enamel, round and baguette diamonds, yellow gold, platinum, onyx,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.3

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Compact
  • 14-karat gold, platinum, enamel, baguette-cut diamond (push-piece).
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. VC 75 A30.
  • 86.2016.7
  • Compact, Panther
  • black enamel, black onyx, carved emerald, baguette and other diamonds,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.67
  • Compact, Bonsai Tree
  • carved jadeite, cabochon sapphires, enamel, rose-cut diamonds, gold.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.37

Its dimensions are

L x W: 8.9 × 3.2 cm (3 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Cartier Paris, Londres, New York; 040.3

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

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