ARCHIVE - 1950s Maison Gripoix for Chanel Pink Four Leaf Clover Earrings

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1950s early Chanel gripoix four leaf clover earrings. This pair of earrings showcase a confirmed design by Maison Gripoix for Chanel and absolutely date from around the time that Chanel re-opened her Rue de Cambon shop in 1954. Each of the leaves is made from hand poured pink glass or pate de Vere set in a gilt moulding that is edged with individually set, clear paste crystals. The earrings measure just under 4 centimetres in diameter. They are in very good vintage condition with no repairs. On close inspection there are some tiny flea bites out of the glass which are only visible on the back. As the glass was hand poured it is very common to see this on much earlier pieces. The earrings are stamped with a circular cartouche marked France - again this is very common for early Chanel jewellery.

Gabrielle Chanel believed jewellery was for decoration and not to display wealth. Some of the greatest jewellery designers of all time collaborated with the House to design accessories for the haute couture collections and therefore all early pieces are classed as haute couture jewellery. Early Chanel pieces before 1970 were very haphazardly marked and many pieces are not signed at all. This pair were bought from the most famous Parisian auction house some years back and were authenticated by Maison Gripoix who have this design in their archive. As a long time dealer of early Chanel we have sold many pieces such as these and also have the brooch currently being restored by the House in Paris. This set is for the true collector and they display beautifully but are also wearable art if worn with care.


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