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Citrine, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

Citrine, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

USD$295.00

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Maker

Elsa Schiaparelli

Size

Brooch: 1 3/4" diameter; earrings: 1" diameter

Condition

Excellent

Date

Late 1950s

Marks

"Schiaparelli" in script on cartouche on brooch; name in script on each earring clip with "PAT 2583988"

Reference

Utility patent # 2,583,988 (for earring clasp) issued to Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford in 1952 (application filed in 1949)

This Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set from the late-1950s features a large citrine glass stone surrounded by tiny pearls in an elaborate, antiqued, gold-plated setting. Notice how the faceting of each citrine ― known as a dentelle ― forms an eight-pointed star design. Schiaparelli frequently used this cut of glass stone in her pieces. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the matching earrings are clip-backs. You can see the utility patent here, below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.

In stock

000