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

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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.
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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.
Details
Place of Origin
France
Period
1930-1939
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
0.75 in. W x 0.5 in. D x 18 in. L
2 cm W x 1 cm D x 46 cm L
Length
18 in. (46 cm)
Weight
180g
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
v30921611172150633fs
Address
Furbelow & Co
By Appointment Only
London SW9
GB
By Appointment Only
+44 3333441897
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