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VANITY CASE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Pendant vanity case is shaped like a lady bug enamelled in natural colors. Head and forepart of the bug is enamelled black with gold antennae and diamonds eyes. Wings, outlined with a row of diamonds, are enamelled a reddish brown with black dots. Back is gold engraved with a series of curved lines. Back opens and is lined with a mirror while tha main part of the lady bug holds powder and a powder puff.

Object name:
VANITY CASE
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- enamel
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1896-1908
Size:
4.4 × 3 cm (1 3/4 × 1 3/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.99
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK on back: kokoshnik left (1896-1908), IL in cyrillic (Moscow essayer for 1896-1908), 56, FL in cyrillic
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973