Glammed up necessities straight out of the Jazz Age to clutter up your handbag. All manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer of Paris, a leading creator of life’s little pick me ups in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

"Imperial Door" vanity case. ca. 1924.
“Imperial Door” vanity case. ca. 1924. Gold with red and black enamel, carved jade and platinum and diamond details. Eagle’s head touchmark for 18k gold and another for the maker. Made by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, probably for Lacloche Frères.Image ©, New York. Fair use license. via

"Rose" design compact and lipstick baton. ca. 1928.
“Rose” design compact and lipstick baton. ca. 1928. Platinum, gold, pearl, diamond, carved and cabochon coral, carved amber and red and black enamel with mirrored plate glass. Strauss, Allard & Meyer, maker for Lacloche Frères. French assay marks and mark for Strauss, Allard & Meyer. Lent by a private collection. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via
Box. 1928.
Box. 1928. White gold, jadeite, frosted rock crystal, diamond and lapis lazuli. Strauss, Allard & Meyer, manufacturer. Produced by Van Cleef & Arpels. Part of the exhibition “Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.” Photo credit: Doug Rosa. Image © Fair use license. via

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