Sunday, 27 March 2011

An extremely rare "pendeloque" art deco brooch by CARTIER

This brooch has all the key characteristics or the purest Art Deco style in jewellery: the use of onix and coral set together with precious stones in platinum (diamonds and emeralds in this case), the combination of different geometrical shapes, the exotic inspiration and above all, the focus on design as the most important element for the beauty of a jewel, rather than the use of expensive stones. It was made by Cartier in 1922.
Pendeloque is the term used in gemmology for pear shaped cut stones, like the hanging emerald of this piece.

Christie's will be auctioning it in NY on april 12th, this will surely be one of the most sought after pieces by collectors.

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