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PURSE

Made by: Cartier

Currently in storage


About this object

Handbag is rectangular with the upper part roof shaped. The front, back and sides are in wool needlework with a stylized design in bright colors, red and blue being prominent. The frame is in gold enamelled in black with a stepped design. The handle is in white jade carved with two dragons heads and the edges are set with five cabochon sapphires. On the clasp is a diamond rosette set with a green stone in the center. On one side of the hinge is a rectangular pendant in white jade set with an interlaced design in gold and black enamel. The inside is lined in moire silk.

Category:
costume accessories
Object name:
PURSE
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- jade -- onyx -- needlework
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
ca. 1930
Size:
22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
49.13
Class:
ACCESSORY
Signature marks:
MARK On clasp's inner rim incised in script: Cartier N.Y 1732 DMK etched
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973