Elegant necklace, with matching earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1950s

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Set with deep mottled amethyst cabuchons, and highlights of deep aurora and light amethyst pastes, this necklace and earrings by the wonderful Elsa Schiaparelli from the mid 1950s, has a poise and elegance to heighten any wearer/outfit. Highly typical of her creations of this period, this set has an unusal Art Nouveau twist, and is a wonderful addition to any wardrobe,as a token of Schiaparelli. Each piece is signed.
Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. She worked in new and highly original forms, and her work with the Surrrealist artists such as Jean Cocteau, and Salvador Dali is highly prized. In jewellery, early collaborations with Jean Schlumberger and Jean Clement are some of her rarest and cherished designs. Alongside Coco Chanel, she was responsible for some of the greatest creations of the 20th century.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. The earrings measure 1.25 inches across and 1.5 in height..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    1 in. H x 0.5 in. D x 16 in. L
    3 cm H x 1 cm D x 41 cm L
  • Length
    16 in. (41 cm)
  • Weight
    72g
  • Dealer Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU30921395113
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