Sunday, 5 June 2011

An Art Deco CARTIER domino Brooch

Cartier made this brooch in 1921in Paris, four years before the Arts Decoratives Exhibition took place! It is a stunning piece for its simplicity and proportions (it is 7 cm long). It features a combination in black and white in perfect symmetry using onix, pearl and pave set diamonds. It has such a daring design that it must have been almost revolutionary at the time it was made for it has an masculine flavour.

It is featured at Christie's London for the June 8th auction.