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Exquisite Chanel handmade Moghul style necklace/sautoir by Maison Gripoix, 1930s


Wonderful, stylish and beautifully made double tassle/sautoir necklace in both round and faceted beads, pearls and paste rondelles. Highly typical of the Chanel style by Maison Gripoix from the 1930s, very wearable and highly collectable, in a classic colour way, and very characteristic of the fine work of this artisan. This necklace is unsigned. Not much needs to be said about Coco Chanel, so famous and successful a designer is she! 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 through to Chanel , Dior and many of the 1950s couturiers, Yves Saint Laurent and again to Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs in more recent times.


  • Metal
    Base Metal
  • Condition
    Excellent. The 'length' measurement is the measurement of the inner/shorter row of two rows on the necklace. The length of the necklace, lying flat, from top to the bottom of the longest 'tassle' is 15 inches.3.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    W .75 in. x D .5 in.

    W 19.05 mm x D 12.7 mm

  • Length
    18 in. (457.2 mm)
  • Weight
    180 g
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
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