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Nécessaire, c. 1920

Ivory, white gold, enamel and coral
1 1/10 × 3 7/10 × 1 4/5 in
2.8 × 9.4 × 4.5 cm
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Hong Kong
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Liang Yi Museum
Hong Kong
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This nécessaire opens to reveal a dance card made of ivory; pencil; lipstick container; and powder …

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This nécessaire opens to reveal a dance card made of ivory; pencil; lipstick container; and powder compartments. Before the 1910s, it was disgraceful for women to put on makeup publicly and it was only in the next decade that it became socially acceptable for them to do so in social occasions. Jewellers at the time …

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This nécessaire opens to reveal a dance card made of ivory; pencil; lipstick container; and powder …

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This nécessaire opens to reveal a dance card made of ivory; pencil; lipstick container; and powder compartments. Before the 1910s, it was disgraceful for women to put on makeup publicly and it was only in the next decade that it became socially acceptable for them to do so in social occasions. Jewellers at the time …

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Cartier

Nécessaire, c. 1920

Ivory, white gold, enamel and coral
1 1/10 × 3 7/10 × 1 4/5 in
2.8 × 9.4 × 4.5 cm
Permanent collection
location
Hong Kong
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