Gold Leaf & Art Glass 1940s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli
3" x 2"
"Schiaparelli" in script on oval cartouche
Becker, p. 103
This gold-tone late-1940s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli is “designed as [a] dancing openwork leaf” (Becker) and set with emerald, ruby, sapphire and amber art glass cabochons in dog-tooth prongs. The outline of the leaf and stem are textured. This versatile and elegant brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I think the brooch was meant to be worn with the leaf pointing down, as shown in the first photo, but the third photo shows the leaf pointing up — you decide which you prefer!