RENE BOIVIN. A pearl and amethyst 'Clou' brooch

RENE BOIVIN. A pearl and amethyst 'Clou' brooch

Of geometric design, centring on a baroque-shaped natural freshwater pearl, set upon a rectangular amethyst platform, flanked to either side by graduated steps of alternating polished platinum and baguette-shaped amethyst, circa 1930. Measuring 4.7cm x 2.3cm. The 'Clou' design is one of Maison Boivin's most iconic designs, appearing in many variations. It is a classic example of the Boivin style, adding their own touch to an otherwise obviously Art Deco design by using amethyst and a coloured pearl in a period when diamonds were exalted and pearls preferably white and round. Literature: Cf. Françoise Cailles, René Boivin, les éditions de l'amateur, P. 124 for other examples of the 'Clou' design in rock crystal and diamond.

£18,000

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