Frame with Miniature of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Cartier (firm) (frame); Peitzner, C. (miniature)
FRANCE: Paris (frame); CZECH REPUBLIC: Karlsbad (miniature)
Agate, gold, enamel, citrine quartz, diamonds, watercolor on ivory
H. 7 1/8 in., W. 5 7/8 in.
Marjorie Merriweather Post commissioned frames from the New York City branch of Cartier with instructions to combine colors complimentary to the particular portrait for which she purchased them. Here, the brown agate suits the brown cloche and fur Post wears, and the striped enamel inner band of the frame reflects the stripes on her dress. Thus, the frame and miniature form a complete work of art.
Gift of Dina Merrill Robertson, 1978
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