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Gold Leaf & Art Glass Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

Gold Leaf & Art Glass Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

USD$395.00

Additional information

Maker

Elsa Schiaparelli

Size

3" x 2"

Condition

Excellent

Date

Late-1940s

Marks

"Schiaparelli" (in script) on oval cartouche

Reference

Becker, p. 103

This art glass brooch from the late-1940s is described by one jewelry historian as a “dancing openwork leaf” (Becker). It is set with emerald, ruby, sapphire and amber cabochons in dog-tooth prongs. The outline of the gold-tone leaf and stem are textured. This versatile and elegant piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I think this jewel 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!

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