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1925

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2021

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Object ID #907214233

This is a Cigarette 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 Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1930. Its medium is platinum, sapphires, diamonds.

A cigarette case, by Cartier from about 1930, highlights the combination of sapphires and diamonds so favored by socialites during the late 1920s.

It is credited Lent by Siegelson, New York.

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  • gold, platinum, ebonite, citrine, diamonds, enamel.
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. CM 29 C21.
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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8.3 × 6.4 × 1.3 cm (3 1/4 × 2 1/2 × 1/2 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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