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Chanel vintage jewelry collection 26 Verdura Maltese Cross brooch by Griproix



A wonderful 1980s signed brooch dating from the Karl Lagerfeld 36-year tenure at Chanel when more was definitely more. The modified Verdura Maltese Cross recalls the cross motifs that entered the Chanel lexicon in the late 1920s when she collaborated with Duke Fulco Verdura on the costume jewelry for her collections. Coco Chanel herself was often seen wearing brooches with colored jeweled Maltese Crosses. The glass cabochons are made in the "pate de verre" technique. The brooch is produced for Chanel by the House of Gripoix in France. More about the House of Gripoix: Since its founding in 1869 by Augustine Gripoix, the House of Gripoix has been making exquisite costume jewelry for designers such as Worth, Balenciaga, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain, Lanvin, Poiret, Marc Jacobs, and most famously, Chanel. Gripoix is best known for the incredibly unique techniques that its artisans have perfected over the years, such as "pate de verre" or "poured glass". Today, all of Gripoix's pieces are still completely handmade in their historic Paris ateliers on the Rue Oberkampf, where it can take upwards of one hundred hours to complete one single piece.


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    Base Metal
  • Dimensions
    Width: 2 in. (50.8 mm)Length: 4 in. (101.6 mm)
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  • Seller Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU44710344562

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