Mauboussin Paris Carved Rock Crystal, Jadeite and Emerald Brooch
This important late Art Deco platinum and diamond brooch featuring carved rock crystal, jadeite and emeralds was created by Mauboussin Paris in the period between 1930 and 1935. The brooch centers a green jadeite plaque with white mottling carved to depict a pollinator feeding from a flowering and fruiting plant, framed by faceted rock crystal bars joined by hemispherical fields pavé-set with round-cut diamonds, outlined in and highlighted by lines of black enamel, with four carved emerald beads. This rare Mauboussin brooch expresses Parisian avant-garde jewelers’ profound post World War I interchange with Asian culture, united with the transformative design power of the Machine Age.
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Artist: Mauboussin Paris
Size: 2.25” length x 2.00” width
Materials: Carved jadeite jade; Carved rock crystal; 4 carved emerald beads; 62 round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.00 carats); Platinum; 18K grey gold
Signed: Maubossin France 93695, with French assay marls for gold and platinum
Literature: This brooch relates to a body of Mauboussin jewels, including “hammer” brooches featuring carved rock crystal created in the period from 1930-1935, pictured in Mauboussin, by Marguerite Cerval, pp. 120-123.