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Compact, Panther, ca. 1928

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 Private Collection as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated ca. 1928. Its medium is black enamel, black onyx, carved emerald, baguette and other diamonds, mirrored plate glass, gold, platinum.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

  • Plate
  • enamel.
  • 1972-10-7
  • Earrings (Italy)
  • gold, enamel, mosaic.
  • Gift of Emily H. Chauncey.
  • 1952-103-3-a/f
  • Box
  • tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, metal.
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-37-31

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  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.116
  • Box (probably Italy)
  • H x diam.: 3.5 x 6.4 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.).
  • Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-6-4
  • Compact
  • enamel, onyx, carved emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, rubies, diamonds, gold.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.19

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 4.4 × 4.1 × 2.2 cm (1 3/4 × 1 5/8 × 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks

It is signed

Cartier Paris Londres New York,Made in France

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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