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A clear paste 'bird with diamond' brooch, Christian Dior by Mitchel Maer, 1950s

$697.19

About

This beautiful 'gem' of a brooch, represents a bird, sitting on a branch, holding a single 'jewel' or 'diamond' in its beak. Beautifully crafted in rhodium metal and clear paste by Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior in the early 1950s, it is a part of a whole parure, a necklace, earrings and brooch, that was created by Dior. This parure is also available here in the shop, under a different listing. This is a highly collectable piece, and would be a worthy addition to an y collection, or simply to wear and sparkle. 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
    Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior
  • Metal
    Rhodium,Base Metal
  • Weight
    14 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.6 in. (40.64 mm)Depth: .25 in. (6.35 mm)Length: 2 in. (50.8 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Date of Manufacture
    c1952
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FB07651stDibs: LU309210583602

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Shipping: $50 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-17 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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