Multi coloured jewelled brooch signed and dated "Christian Dior 1962''

Multi coloured jewelled brooch signed and dated "Christian Dior 1962''

265.00

Cleverly constructed in gilded metal chain, woven in an asymmetrical 'basket' form, using unusually shaped stones of ruby, sapphire and emerald colours, some clear, others opaque. This is a really unusual piece. One of Grosse Germany's earlier designs for Dior. Sumptuous and eye catching, this is a great addition to any Dior collection. Despite being a large brooch, it is very light, so has many possibilities for wearing. 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.

 

Details

  • CREATOR

    Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior

  • PLACE OF ORIGIN

    Germany

  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE

    1962

  • PERIOD

    1960-1969

  • METAL

    Gilt Metal

  • CONDITION

    Excellent

  • WEAR

    Wear consistent with age and use

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