Quirky and charming brooch, in the form of a 'pineapple', made by Maison Gripoix in the 1960s. Transparent poured glass form the leaves on the top, , opaque turquoise cabuchons portray the uneven surface of the pineapple itself, interspersed with clear paste highlights. Marked 'Depose' on the clip, this piece was most probably designed for one of the Parisian couture houses, its coloration - summery and light. The oldest and probably the most well known workshop of bijoux de haute couture, Maison Gripoix has endured for four generations of the family , their most famous collaborator and customer being Coco Chanel, who started working with Suzanne Gripoix in the 1920s , continuing through until 1969. Known for their technique of imitating mother of pearl, and creating iconic creations in nacre and poured glass, delicate metal and glass flowers being a signature model, as well as the famous ‘lily of the valley’ brooch for Christian Dior. Working with Lanvin, Poiret at the beginning though Chanel , Dior and many of the 1950s couturiers, Yves Saint Laurent through to Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs in more recent times.
- Place of originFrance
- Date of manufacturec1960s
- ConditionExcellent. The 'width' measurement is taken at the widest part of the brooch..
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 2.5 in. x W 1.25 in. x D 1 in.
H 6.35 cm x W 3.18 cm x D 2.54 cm
- Weight24 g
- Seller locationLondon, GB
- Seller reference numberFB0162
- Reference numberv30921609271978993fs
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