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Frame with Miniature of Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Frame with Miniature of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Made by: Cartier __Firm __Frame

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

The rectangular agate frame has an inner border of light blue enamel on gold. There are two stepped feet in lapis lazuli. The miniature is a bust of MMP facing left and is unsigned. MMP has her hair dressed in curls that are upswept and she wears a large dangling earring and her pearl necklace with the diamond clasp. She wears an off shoulder lacy dress.

Category:
GEMS
Object name:
Frame with Miniature of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Made from:
Agate -- gold -- enamel -- lapis lazuli
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
1938
Size:
overall __7.44 IN __6.12 IN
overall __18.89 CM __15.56 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.111.1
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; MARK __on back inscribed: Cartier, Paris; Two small hallmarks (unidentified)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"