Important Cis Mughal Bib Necklace

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Countess Cis large scale Mughal bib necklace 1950s. Composed of signature flat link gilt chain, bakelite resin and glass faux gemstone beads.
Many of her pieces are unsigned as is this item, but, her signature is apparent from the colors, scale and construction.

Countess Cis born in Vienna, she started her career in jewelry in 1951 by hand-painting cufflinks and buttons. She was quickly taken up by Pierre Balmain and Jacques Fath and moved on to jewelry in the mid 1950s. She worked for Balenciaga for 14 years, creating jewelry for his couture collections. Her jewelry was also sold through Lord & Taylor (Cis of Paris) and Bonwit Teller (Countess Zoltowska). She is known for her signature "crackled" glass cabochons and stones marbled and sprayed with gold. Very few of her pieces are signed, but the signature is "CIS" stamped under a crown on some pieces.

Details

  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent. Pls note no beads are missing. In foto one bead is not turned down so it appears to be gone but is there. See bib on mannequin for complete necklace..
  • Seller Location
    Riverdale, NY
  • Reference Number
    AU130803461768
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1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Riverdale, NY

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