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Countess Cis Rare Hair Combs

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Rare Countess Cis gilt metal crystal and pearl , hair ornaments. 6", 2 x 1.25" Countess Cis born in Vienna, she started her career in jewelry in 1951 by hand-painting cufflinks and buttons. She was quickly taken up by Pierre Balmain and Jacques Fath and moved on to jewelry in the mid 1950s. She worked for Balenciaga for 14 years, creating jewelry for his couture collections. Her jewelry was also sold through Lord & Taylor (Cis of Paris) and Bonwit Teller (Countess Zoltowska). She is known for her signature "crackled" glass cabochons and stones marbled and sprayed with gold. Very few of her pieces are signed

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    Excellent. Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller location
    Riverdale, NY
  • Reference number
    AU130420461646

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