Sunday, 28 November 2010

LALAOUNIS golden etruscan revival necklace from Fleur Cowles

Lalaounis golden necklace coming up for auction at Chrisies

Christie's London King Street is holding their pre-Christmas Jewellery auction this week. One of the highlights of the auction is a selection of jewellery that belonged to Fleur Cowles. This golden necklace by Ilias Lalaounis, the famous greek master, is a very good example of her taste.

Fleur Cowles was an american journalist and artist that became one of the style icons of the second part of the twentieth century. She published Flair Magazine where she had characters of the likes of Dali, Lucien Freud and Winston Churchill as contributors. Fleur's style mark was her extravagant jewellery, admired by Marilyn Monroe and Eva Peron, she even designed some of her pieces.

She moved to London in 1955 where she lived until 2009, when she died at the age of 101.

Here is one bracelet designed by Fleur.

Photos by Christie's
Gold and diamonds bracelet designed by Fleur Cowles