Cartier New York, ordered in 1937
Platinum, diamonds, emeralds, 5.46 x 4.9 cm
Geneva, Collection Cartier, Inventory no CL 267 A37

The daughter of Clarence Mackay, president of the American Post and Telegraph Company, and granddaughter of John Mackay, wealthy owner of the Comstock Lode silver mines, Ellin Mackay (1902-1988) married the famous American composer Irving Berlin in 1926. Ellin Mackay was both a journalist and novelist. During the war, she joined the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, in vehement opposition to Germany and the Nazi regime.


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