AUTHENTIC VINTAGE JEWELRY

YSL Cuff Bracelet "Fingerprint"

 

 

Outstanding fingerprint design cuff bracelet by Yves Saint Laurent, S/S 2011.

 

Description

Iconic Spring/Summer 2011 Yves Saint Laurent YSL massive runway fingerprint design cuff bracelet. This wide gold toned cuff bracelet has been designed by Stefano Pilati and features an embossed fingerprint design with antique patina, irregular edges and a designer stamp at hammered interior. It is wider at one end and comes in its original logo marked black dust bag and white cardboard box.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.

 

Condition

Excellent condition. Appears unworn.

 

Measurements

Maximum height: approx. 11,5 cm – 4.5"

Minimum inner circumference: approx. 13 cm – 5.1"

Maximum inner circumference: approx. 15 cm – 5.9"

Weight: approx. 220 g

 

Reference photos: Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Show.

848,00 €
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TRIFARI Brooch

 

 

Beautiful Crown TRIFARI gold toned textured leaf design brooch from the 1950s/1960s.

 

Description

This mid-century Crown TRIFARI brooch features a stylized marine plant design. The gold toned design shows arched highly textured stippled leaves and closes with a secure roll over clasp at back. It is signed ""TRIFARI©" with a crowned T.

 

Designer

The TRIFARI Jewelry Company was created in the 1910s by Gustavo Trifari, the son of a Neapolitan jeweller, who had immigrated to the US from Italy in 1904. Considered one of the most respected and admired producers of costume jewelry in the United States, the company has designed jewelry that has been worn by countless high-profile clients, from Mamie Eisenhower to Madonna.

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: ca. 5 cm – 2"

Width: ca. 5 cm – 2"

Weight: 20 g

 

Reference photo: TRIFARI advertising, 1960s.

188,00 €
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TRIFARI Pendant Necklace

 

 

Decorative Crown Trifari gold-plated teardrop pendant necklace from the 1960s/1970s.

 

Description

A modernist signed Crown TRIFARI gold-plated statement necklace with a teardrop pendant from the 1960s/1970s.

The very substantial and high-quality pendant is composed of two nested independent gold-plated metal drops each designed of a firmly connected shiny rope drop and an etched matt drop. It comes on a shiny gold tone chain with textured links that is perfectly proportioned in size to max out the total look. The piece closes with a secure spring ring clasp and is signed "TRIFARI" with a crowned T and copyright symbol.

 

Designer

The Trifari Jewelry Company was created in the 1910s by Gustavo Trifari, the son of a Neapolitan jeweller, who had immigrated to the US from Italy in 1904. Considered one of the most respected and admired producers of costume jewelry in the United States, the company has designed jewelry that has been worn by countless high-profile clients, from Mamie Eisenhower to Madonna.

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition with light surface wear on the pendant.

 

Measurements

Pendant

Height: 9,5 cm – 3.7" (including the bale)

Width: 5,5 cm – 2.2" (widest part)

 

Chain Length: 73 cm – 28.7"

 

Weight: 57 g

 

Reference photo: Trifari advertising, 1961.

178,00 €
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CHRISTIAN DIOR Brooch

 

 

Fancy Christian Dior rope design brooch, circa 1970s.

 

Description

A stylish and elegant probably 1970s gold toned brooch from Christian Dior featuring an artistic circle coiled rope design and a secure roll over clasp at back. It is signed "Dior ©" on the reverse.

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: 3,5 cm – 1.4"

Width: 3,5 cm – 1.4"

188,00 €
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CHRISTIAN LACROIX Brooch

 

 

Stunning late 1980s / early 1990s statement heart-shaped perfume holder brooch with dangling charms by Christian Lacroix.

 

Description

Christian Lacroix's line of statement jewelry features romantic motifs – from hearts to roses and seashells. The designer’s retrospective style comes from years of studying art history as he originally intended to become a museum curator. Launching his fashion house in 1987, the vintage-inspired pieces he created were elaborate and eccentric and propelled him to instant success.

 

This fabulous large gold-tone metal brooch features a cushion effect that bears the Lacroix trademark in the center and an ornate border. It is embellished with three dangling charms including a ruby-red glass bead that make a pleasant "tinkling" sound when worn or handled.

 

On the reverse is a heart-shaped cutout designed to receive your favourite perfume. The brooch fastens with a rollover clasp which is in excellent working order. It is marked "CHRISTIAN LACROIX CL Made in France".

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition with minor wear.

 

Measurements

Height: 5 cm – 2" (heart only)

8 cm – 3.1" (with charms)

Width: 5,5 cm – 2.2"

Weight: 53 grams

 

Reference photo: Carla Bruni wearing a heart-shaped brooch at Lacroix's ready-to-wear collection, 1993.

298,00 €
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