This gorgeous 1960s statement necklace / belt with novelty pendants is by Gripoix for Louis Feraud and is both strikingly modern and brilliantly playful. The pendants have an edgy "Sailor Chic" reminiscent of classic symbols synonymous with seafaring tattoos of a time - a heart, a cross and an anchor. The gold tone chain has a chunky clip ring clasp and is of substantial length, designed for the pendants to rest just below the centre bust. This piece could also be worn as a belt and has a pleasing weight. In lovely vintage condition. As is common with gripoix pieces, the blue glass of the central pendant appears very slightly internally fractured; however this does not deter from the aesthetic of the piece and is fully intact. Unlabelled and often the way with haute couture costume jewellery of this period; we found this piece in a Vogue article which dated it to 1966. It was purchased from a haute couture collector and likely to be one of only a handful in existence.
Length of Chain When Fastened - 20" (50.8 cms)
Width of Cross - 1.9" (4.8 cms )
Length of Cross - 2.4" (6cms)
Width of Heart - 1.5" (3.8 cms)
Length of Heart - 1.6" (4 cms)
Width of Anchor - 1.8" (4.5 cms)
Length of Anchor - 2" (5 cms)