An Art Deco Panier Fleuri brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1927. Designed by Renée Puissant, the daughter of Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef. She became the artistic director of VC&A following her husband's death in 1926. She and René Lacaze, who joined the company in 1922, forged a creative heritage which endures to this day. #VanCleefArpels #ArtDeco #Puissant brooch
Art Deco Carved Emerald and Coral Purse Clasp, France, designed as a flower basket with carved coral flowerheads, old single-cut diamond centers, and cabochon emeralds, the basket centering a carved emerald, and set throughout with rose-cut diamonds, black enamel accents, platinum-topped 18kt gold mount, guarantee stamps, 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 in., joined to a brass plate for purse attachment.
An Art Deco seal watch-brooch, Cartier Paris, 1929. Set with diamonds, rubies and jades, and decorated with enamel, mounted in platinum. The rectangular polished gold case set with a 19th century Chinese jade seal featuring a Buddhist lion. Image source: Cartier, by Hans Nadelhoffer #Cartier #ArtDeco #watch
Invisibly-Set Ruby and Diamond ‘En Tremblant’ Flower Brooch set in white gold by Alexis. The petals invisibly-set with square-cut rubies 45.00 cts., centering ‘en tremblant’ diamonds, supported with pave-set diamond leaves and diamond stem, signed Alexis. (Doyle New York).