Christian Dior by Mitchel Maer "Entwined Heart" necklace and earrings

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Rare and sophisticated necklace and matching earrings, in the form of a 'knotted heart' by Christian Dior, from the glorious 1950s. In soft pink and clear paste, with a twisted chain necklace, the entwined heart motif sits at the front. The matching earrings are elegant and charming.Both necklace and earrings are marked.This is a very rare set worthy of any collection and also highly wearable. Mitchel Maer pieces are of the highest quality and design.
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

  • Designer
    Mitchel Maer (for Christian Dior)
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent. The necklace weighs 36g, the earrings weigh 22g - they measure 1 inch by 1.25 inches, with clip fitting..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    2 in. W x 0.25 in. D x 16.6 in. L
    5 cm W x 1 cm D x 42 cm L
  • Length
    16.6 in. (42 cm)
  • Weight
    36g
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    v30921609271978883fs
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