Vanity box, Cartier, 1920s © 2015 Liang Yi Museum.


Compact. Lacloche, around 1925. Gold, enamel, diamonds and mother-of-pearl with internal mirror. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum


Vanity box. China (Qing dynasty), 17th century. Huanghuali with coral and ivory inlays. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum.


Nécessaire. Cartier, around 1930. Gold, toirtoiseshell, lacquer, lapis-lazuli and turquoise with internal mirror. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum.


A minaudière by Van Cleef & Arpels with mirror and lipstick, 1925, coated in red enamel with a rectangular jadeite plaque int he middle depicting a bird amid vegetation. The Chinese motifs surrounding the top and bottom of the plaque showcase both the Chinese and Art Deco love of symmetry. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum.