Christian Dior Elegant clear paste and pearl "arabesque" necklace, 1950s

Christian Dior Elegant clear paste and pearl "arabesque" necklace, 1950s

1,395.00

Made from paste pearls of varied shapes and clear paste round and navette stones, this highly feminine necklace is made for a bride, graceful and sinuous in its design. Made in the mid 1950s by Henkel and Grosse in Pforzheim, Germany,when Christian Dior was at the height of his creative powers, this is a design that has never been seen before, a unique and enchanting necklace. 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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