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Vanity case

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boucheron (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilded metal, engine-turned, set with rubies

  • Museum number:

    M.44:1 to 4-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 68, shelf C, box 7 []

In terms of luxury items, the cigarette case and the vanity case became the successors to the gold box.

Physical description

Gilded metal, engine-turned, set with rubies. Oblong case with five compartments. One containing a lipstick holder, another a cigarette lighter. The other compartments may have been for rouge, powder or cigarettes.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


ca. 1935 (made)


Boucheron (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Gilded metal, engine-turned, set with rubies

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped on frame of mirror

Descriptive line

Gilded metal, engine-turned, set with rubies, France, Paris, about 1935; Boucheron


Gilt metal; Ruby


Metalwork; Personal accessories


Metalwork Collection

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