Sunday, 25 March 2012

CARTIER: Art Deco coral and onix jabot brooch

Very rarely does one come across authentic Art Deco pieces in yellow gold. Since the end of the Art Nouveau period and until the early 1930's all fine jewellery pieces were "white" set in platinum or white gold. The jabot brooch is exceptional for many reasons; for starters it is signed Cartier and dated 1925. It is also a great example of the geometric trend that would reign towards the end the period although made at least five years before it started. And, as every Cartier piece, it is made with the most exquisite materials and gemstones, coral and onix in this instance.

The property of an important American collector, it will be auctioned by Christie's NY on april 17th