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Producer:
Mauboussin, French, founded 1827  Search this
Medium:
Enamel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx, gold and platinum
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.8 × 5.1 × 1.3 cm (7 in. × 2 in. × 1/2 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Compact
Made in:
Paris, France
Date:
1925
Description:
Rectangular Mauboussin compact whose central plane boasts a cascading fountain of diamonds spilling into a mother-of-pearl pool and surrounded by abstracted green enamel foliage. At bottom a stylized swag frames the scene while at top the scene terminates in a geometric finial attached to a diamond- and onyx-striped ring.
Credit Line:
Lent by Vartanian & Sons
Accession Number:
88.2016.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48ae15606-a791-46f7-8a4f-bab1403adbf0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_88.2016.5