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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

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

The main part of the frame is an upright rectangle made in gold with a red and white enamel decoration in a stepped motif. At either side is a rectangular gold piece set with tiny rubies. The base is a series of rectangular pieces of agate on end with the narrow sides facing forward and set with tiny rubies and all are bound together with a piece of jade. The miniature is of Marjorie Merriweather Post. She faces forward, half length, and has her hair upswept. She wears several strands of pearls and a dress with fur on the shoulders.

Category:
gems
Object name:
FRAME WITH MINIATURE OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Agate -- gold -- enamel -- rubies -- glass -- fabric
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
c. 1930
Size:
6 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 1 9/16 in. (17.1 × 12.1 × 4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.119.1
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
HALLMARK: Eagle head (French hallmark for gold article) [On each small gold rectangle set with rubies] HALLMARK: Illegible maker's mark and illegible mark [On one small gold rectangle and on large horizontal gold rectangle]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems