Maltese-cross brooch

French
1970s
Designed by Maison Gripoix (French, founded 1890), Designed for House of Chanel (French, founded 1909)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 7.1 x 1.8 cm (2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.34

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal base and glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Byzantine style cross with large red and green glass stones. Large pearl in the center and between each arm of the cross. Reverse is gold with arabesques, pine cones (?) and floral motifs. Maker’s mark on oval tag on reverse: “© Chanel ®/2 [Chanel logo-interlocking C’s] 3/Made in France.”

Markings

© Chanel ®/2 [Chanel logo-interlocking C's] 3/Made in France (applied oval tag at center back)

Provenance

Purchased from the dealer Eric Yang (The Lush Life Antiques, Dallas, TX). (Accession Date: February 27, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Penny Vinik