Schiaparelli 'La Langouste' Gold Carnelian and Quartz Lobster Pin
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Schiaparelli 'La Langouste' Gold Carnelian and Quartz Lobster Pin
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Description: gold plated base metal, rhinestones, cabochon
Marked: unsigned
Reference: N. Schiffer, Rhinestones!, p. 24, pictured. Advertised in Vogue, 15 September 1957, p 189, as 'La Langouste'; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Our thanks to Barbara Schwartz for the reference and the advert. The series was produced in consultation with Mme Schiaparelli, 'designed in Paris and made here', by Berne Inc, of Philadelphia PA - see Womens Wear Daily, 29 March 1957 p 11, 19 June 1957 p 12, 1 Nov 1957 p 18. Despite the advert's injunction to 'look for the signature on every piece', the lobster pin was apparently always unsigned - this is the 8th example on site, all unsigned - probably due to lack of space on the back of the design to attach the usual plaque. See this pin with four other items from the series -
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Condition: Excellent, apart from a chip to the edge of one kite shaped quartz crystal on the head
Size: 3.5" x 1.6"
Price: US$895
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