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© Cartier

Plaster Cast of a Pendant, 1911

In the early 20th century, the creations were photographed but also sometimes cast in plaster. These casts were made from finished jewels, providing a unique, three-dimensional record of Cartier designs. Conserved in Paris at the Rue de la Paix premises, the casts look like raw jewellery stripped of its precious gems – an almost archaeological vestige of certain jewels that no longer exist, because lost or later disassembled.

Courtesy of Cartier Archives

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Type: Cast
Dimensions: 7.5 H x 6.4 W x 1.3 D cm
Material: Plaster
Date: 1911

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