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

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

USD$1,495.00

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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

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 rhinestone-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 tongue-in-groove clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are clip-backs. 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!

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