AN ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH, BY CARTIER. Designed as a circular-cut diamond stylised shield-shaped panel set with a central carved cabochon sapphire to the calibré-cut sapphire terminal, circa 1925. Signed Cartier, numbered.
Fouquet Brooch c. 1900 by George Fouquet (French, 1862-1957) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a retrospective exhibition, described Fouquet’s Art Nouveau period as the time when “for a brief glorious moment, extravagant beauty reigned supreme” Art Nouveau
A diamond 'colibri' bird of paradise hatpin, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1921, FOOTNOTES In the 1920s Van Cleef & Arpels made a series of brooches and hat pins in the form of exotic birds set with rose-cut diamonds in platinum, some with detachable natural feathers, c.f. Editions Paris-Musées, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris 1992, p.154, catalogue no.237 Oiseau de Paradis clip, 1927, and no. 238 Colibri clip, 1925.