Spectacular Christian Dior baroque pearl and clear paste brooch, dated 1961

Spectacular Christian Dior baroque pearl and clear paste brooch, dated 1961

750.00

This is a pristine Dior brooch made in Germany by Henkel and Grosse in 1961. It has a wonderful leaf like paste frame for the hand set and dangling baroque pearls. It would be a brilliant starting point for a wedding dress. Equally it would look stunning pinned to the back of a low cut evening dress. Absolutely what costume jewellery is all about. 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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