*Cartier 1974 Aldo Cipullo geometric clip-earrings in 18 kt yellow gold with jadeite & carnelian
Pair of clips-earrings designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier.
Very rare geometric squared pieces created in New York city by Aldo Cipullo, during his collaboration period with the house of Cartier (1969-1975) as a designer.
This pair is crafted in solid 18 karats yellow gold and suited with omega backs for fastening clips. The posts options can be easily added. The gold crosses elements hug the jadeite pieces and are screwed into the base from the back.
Embellished, with 8 round cabochons cuts of natural carnelian with a weight of about 8 carats.
Have a total weight of 44.5 grams and a squared measure of 30 mm (1.18 inches).
Both pieces are stamped at the reverse, with the maker's mark, the date of production, and signed, "CARTIER 1974 ALDO CIPULLO 18 KT".
Aldo Cipullo (1942-1984), was an Italian born jeweler. He born and was raise in a family of designers with jewelry traditions, his father was the owner of a jewelry factory and his brother Renato Cipullo made jewelry designs for Christian Dior. Aldo, was the creator of the popular and iconic Cartier bracelets, love and the nail, still until today considered ones of the best designs of the 20th century. He work as a designer in New York, for David Webb (1960-1969) and Cartier (1969-1975). In 1975 he found his own company as a freelance designer.
Literature: Cipullo Making Jewelry Modern, Renato Cipullo and Vivienne Becker, Assouline 2021, pp-136-137 for similar examples (see figures).
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector.
Note: This are the original pieces produced in the 1970's period.
They are in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: E0000CCEN/.9495