-Mauboussin Paris Modern Pair Of Huggie Earrings In Solid 18Kt Yellow Gold
Huggies earrings designed by Mauboussin.
Contemporary pair of huggie earrings, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Mauboussin. They were crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with high polished finish and designed as a left and right pair. Fitted at the reverse with posts for pierced ears and comfortable omega backs for fastening clips.
Weight: 18.60 Grams, (11.92 Dwt).
Measurements: 20 mm by 9.5 mm (0.79 x 0.37 Inches).
Hallmarks: They are both stamped with French marks, the head of the eagle for the assay and warranty of the 18kt gold, the maker's mark Ste. M. associated to Mauboussin, the mark for the assay of the gold, the serial numbers and signed, "MAUBOUSSIN PARIS .750 C9785 LR *1355MI".
The history of the House of Mauboussin goes back to 1827, when a certain Mr. Rocher opened a jewelry workshop in Paris, at rue Greneta. His successor, Jean-Baptiste Noury, took over the direction of the workshop and renamed it “Maison Noury”: it was under this name that he participated in the Universal Exhibition in Paris and won the bronze medal in 1878. A little later, Jean-Baptiste Noury hired his nephew Georges Mauboussin as an apprentice, who took over the direction of the workshops in 1883. Georges Mauboussin gave his name to the jewelry house in 1922: it then became Mauboussin, Noury successor. In order not to lose its reputation as a house known for the quality of its stones, the house keeps the Noury filiation in its name. After the episode of the Great War, Georges Mauboussin, as a visionary, felt the need to move closer to the Opera district and moved to rue de Choiseul in 1923. He reorganized the tasks, controlling all the stages of manufacture, placing the lapidary and diamond workshops at the top of the building. Designers, jewelers, setters and polishers are located above the sales and exhibition rooms on the second floor, with no shop window opening directly onto the street, as customers are still fiercely attached to the confidentiality of their purchases. Following the exhibition around Mauboussin’s ruby, Maurice Dauzalle described it as “intelligence in motion” in L’Illustration in 1930. The Parisian house is quoted in fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. From 1928 to 1933, the house took part in the Decorative Arts exhibition at the Grand Palais. From 1946, the House of Mauboussin joined the greatest names (such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chaumet) by moving to 20 Place Vendôme. Following the creation of the Vendôme Committee, whose aim was to bring together French prestige and luxury companies, Jean Goulet contributed, with the same objective, to the creation of the “Haute Joaillerie de France”, which aimed to promote French creation and quality abroad. The House is also a member of the Colbert committee founded in 1954.
Collateral: They are accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of these earrings are excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All parts are secured in the settings. This pair has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: E111923MSEN/.4471