Gilt metal large butterfly brooch, Christian Dior, 1970s

Gilt metal large butterfly brooch, Christian Dior, 1970s

215.00

This is a softly burnished gilt metal brooch with four different levels of patination, from shiny antenna to a rope like twist around the wings. Very simple and striking. This piece is signed Ch Dior ( see last picture ) Christian Dior was born into a wealthy family in 1905, being raised in the Normandy seaside town of Granville. Working first for Robert Piguet and then for Lucien Lelong as a head designer, during the war years, he then opened his own couture house. His now highly celebrated and iconic first collection ‘Corolle’ caused a sensation, and is now known by its more famous name ‘New Look’. From the very beginning in 1947, jewellery played a very prominent part in his collections, initially recalling the pomp and grandeur of the 18th century , its femininity and glamour, and later moving into extravagant experiments with Austrian stones and paste, throughout the late 1950s until the 1970s.

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