CoCo Chanel Early Byzantine heart brooch, The silvered metal heart set with crystal pastes and appliqued with faux emerald hand formed pate de verre rounds and square jelly cut stones. Flanked by rearing gilt lion and unicorn. Coco Chanel synthesizes her favorite motifs into one brooch. The lion (her Astrological sign) a leitmotif of her Byzantine style jewels...the unicorn a nod to Chanel's love of the Medieval, in both Art and Tapestries. Early, Unsigned. 1960's France. Excellent Condition. Length 2.25" x Width 2".
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