Vintage Corsage Brooch

Vintage Corsage Brooch


18k gold corsage pin set with 54 brilliant cut diamonds, signed CARTIER, patent pending. ca. 1934.

Designed as a rectangular shaped centrepiece flanked by two geometrically shaped pieces set with diamonds. A special patented mechanism is used in the brooch, to allow it to hold a small bouquet of flowers or a selection of feathers. By pressing the two geometrical part together the flexible middle piece is forced upwards whereby a small opening is created to put a flower of other corsage material in. The mechanism is patented. 

Size: 8.3 x 2.2 cm Weight: 22.8 gram

Paul Flato, an American jeweller whose jewellery was worn by stage and screen stars, shown an advertisement in Harpers Bazaar, May 1934 showing a model wearing a corsage pin very similar in design to our Cartier pin.

Also see: The Jeweled Garden, S. Tennenbaum, p. 108

Type:    Brooches
Country:    France
Period:    1940 - 1980
Ref number:    1915
Status:    Sold

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