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Compact

Inscription

Engraved around top edge of compact: "MATILDA BLOCH BAMBERGER"

Marks

double-banded circle with Two intersecting lines [Zimmerman's logo - overlaid M & Z]

Provenance

About 1915-1935, made by the artist for her friend, Matilda Bloch Bamberger (New York, NY, d. 1951); given by Matilda Bloch Bamberger to her son, L. Richard Bamberger (New York, NY); about 1970, given by L. Richard Bamberger to his daughter, Joan Bamberger (Watertown, MA); 2011, gift of Joan Bamberger to the MFA. (Accession date: October 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Joan Bamberger Goodheart in memory of Matilda Block Bamberger

about 1915–35

Object Place

New York, New York, USA

Dimensions

Height x length: 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (1.9 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm)

Accession Number

2011.1863

Medium or Technique

Plated gold, star sapphire, mirror

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold