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Vanity Case

Vanity Case
Usage Conditions Apply
Producer
Cartier, French, founded 1847
Date
ca. 1925
Type
containers
Exhibitions
Vanity Case
Medium
Enamel, gold, collet-set and other diamonds, rubies, platinum, mirrored plate glass
Credit Line
Lent by Private Collection
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
13.2016.65
Description
in Chinese taste, of cylindrical drum form, enamelled in blue and green continuous foliate panel around a blue and gold geometric central panel studded with diamonds, and with red border, the blade-form thumbpiece with rubies and diamonds,gold drum ends
Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
made in
Paris, France