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Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

USD$1,795.00

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Maker

Louis Rousselet

Size

Necklace: 15" shortest strand; earrings: 1 1/8" x 7/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1950s

Marks

"MADE IN FRANCE" and "LR" in script on necklace clasp; "MADE IN FRANCE" on earring backs

This masterpiece of 1950s costume jewelry is an exceptional necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet. It features four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rondelle accents. (In case you aren’t familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are ear clips. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this necklace with matching earrings all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of the same style earrings sold separately.

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    These 1950s French ear clips by Louis Rousselet feature faux pearls in various sizes, with accents of ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown glass leaves and rondelles. Though unsigned, these earrings match a signed necklace and earrings set that I have moved from my personal collection to offer for sale. The type of ear clip used is another clue to the creator, who usually signed his pieces with paper hang tags. Louis Rousselet was the premier faux pearl and bead maker in the first half of the 20th century. These earrings are a beautiful example of his work. Scroll down to see the magnificent necklace and earrings set in the same design.

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