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BROOCH

Made by: Van Cleef and Arpels (Jeweler)

Currently in storage


About this object

The brooch takes the form of a flower. The pistil of the flower is comprised of a cluster of round brilliant-cut diamonds, and its nineteen petals are 'mystery' set with calibré-cut rubies. The petals turn, twist, and overlap one another. The piece is mounted in gold and platinum.

Object name:
BROOCH
Made from:
Rubies -- diamonds -- gold -- platinum
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
1969
Size:
6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.80
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK VAN CL[….] ARPELS on side of mount MARK VA with column for Van Cleef & Arpels on side of mount MARK PT950 on side of mount MARK 18655 on center bar of mount MARK eagle's head for gold beneath pin on back of brooch MARK dog's head for platinum beneath pin on back of brooch MARK illegible maker's mark beneath pin on back of brooch MARK OR on top of pin on back of brooch MARK illegible mark on right and left side of pin on back of brooch
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973