Christian Dior Green Brooch 1962
This is a really fabulous example of mid-century design in the form of a brooch from Dior and was designed at the beginning of Marc Bohan's reign as artistic director at the fashion house. The green stones vary in shape and pattern with some displaying a white marble effect. All have been prong set in the silver tone frame.
The brooch is overall in excellent condition with no flaws visible from the front. The back plating is also in excellent condition without any signs of wear or verdigris. At some point in the past one industrious soul put some glue into the back of some of the stone settings, presumably to stop them from rattling, see fourth photo, though it doesn't show through to the front.
This comes in its original box with the original liner and a receipt of purchase dated 1963 - Like owning a bit of history!
Christian Dior launched his fashion house in 1947 and from the beginning designed jewellery to complement the 'New Look' clothing he was creating. He used only the most talented and reputable companies to manufacture his jewellery designs. You'll see pieces for Dior by Kramer, Mitchel Maer, and Grosse.
All items were signed and many were dated.