Antique jewelry object group: earrings clips
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: France
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Period: ca. 1980
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Source of inspiration:
Theme: The Cartier trinity line - Springing from the imagination of Louis Cartier in 1924, this movable ring was made of three interlaced bands of yellow, white and pink gold. A symbol of style and elegance, this signature ring won the hearts of both women and men, counting Gary Cooper and the famous poet Jean Cocteau among its famous fans. (From: the Cartier website)
Material: 18K tri-color (pink, yellow, white) gold
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Extra information: Cartier - A leading French jewelry firm, founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier (1819-1904).
Its headquarters are in Paris, with branches in several major centres. The founder was joined in 1872 by his son Alfred (1836-1925), and the latter, with his eldest son, Louis (1875-1942), moved the Paris business in 1898 to its present address, 13 Rue de la Paix.
In 1902 Alfred's second son, Pierre (1878-1964), opened a branch in London and in 1903 in New York City. In 1909 the London branch was taken over by-the youngest brother Jacques (1885-1942), by which time it had moved to its present address at 175 New Bond St.
A group headed by Robert Hocq (1917-79)acquired from the Cartier family the branches in Paris (1972), London (1974), and New York (1976). Hocq was Managing Director until his death when he was succeeded by his daughter, Nathalie (b. 1951),who since 1974 had headed the high-fashion jewelry department and promoted the boutique collection of jewelry known as Les Musts'.
Originally the firm made jewelry of enameled gold set with gemstones, which attracted a prestigious clientele, including French royalty and the future Edward VII;in recent years it has greatly expanded into new types and styles of jewelry, and is extending its world-wide operations.
Engraving: "Cartier" and "49325"
Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions: diameter 2,20 cm (0,87 inch), width 0,52 cm (0,20 inch)
Weight: 10,60 gram (6,82 dwt)
Reference Nº: 17342-0285
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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