Saturday, 4 June 2011

A CARTIER Art Deco jade pendeloque brooch

"Pendeloque" brooches were very popular at the beginning of the Twentieth Century and their symmetry  fitted quite well in the Art Deco style. This one was made by Cartier and made around 1925, it features an important carved jadeite gourd shaped bead that hangs from a jade bar finished with cabochon rubies and embellished with black enamel and two round cabochon ruby beads set in diamonds and onix rondelles.

A more important and daring version of this brooch was auctioned by Christie's in New York last April and fetched a record figure.

The brooch at the top will be auctioned by Christie's in London on June 8th.