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Vintage Colored Glass Leaf Necklace, Maison Gripoix

Auction:
2510
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2510
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Vintage Colored Glass Leaf Necklace, Maison Gripoix, of lavish pate-de-verre foliage with faux pearl accents, lg. 21 in., unsigned.

Note: Founded in Paris in the 1870s, Maison Gripoix began to create costume jewelry at the turn of the century by making copies of Sarah Bernhardt's fine Art Nouveau pieces. The house soon began to create looks for numerous couturiers, from Chanel and Worth in the 1920s, to Christian Dior in the 1940s, and Yves St. Laurent in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the house began to produce its distinct Histoire de Verre line, which incorporates foliate motifs and faux pearls.
Estimate $800-1,200

A few dots (3) of lead solder securing links on the back
Glass apparently without issues

Keywords

Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, Christian Dior, Yves St. Laurent, Art Nouveau, Christian Dior S.A., Costume jewelry, Edwardian era, Fashion, Glass, Glass art, Haute couture, Jewellery

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