*Giovanni Corletto 1960 Italy Enameled Chinoiserie Dragon Brooch In 18Kt Gold & Platinum With 2.32 Cts Diamonds
Chinoiserie mythological dragon brooch, designed by Oreste Giovanni Corletto.
Fantastic piece created in Venice, Italy by the famous jewelry house of Corletto, circa 1960. This gorgeous brooch has been carefully crafted with impeccable details in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and platinum for the diamonds settings. Decorated with exceptional applications of white and red hot enamels.
The brooch represent a mythological chinoiserie dragon with fish tails and is suited at the reverse, with a double hinged pins for stability with a trombone lock for security
The platinum parts are embellished with 44 round brilliant cut diamonds, 2.32 carats, F/G color, VS-2 clarity. The eyes are accented, with a pair of round brilliant cut of Burmese red rubies 0.10 Ctw.
It is pretty heavy and large, with a total weight of 54.5 grams and a measures of 67 mm by 41 mm.
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the serial numbers and the assay hallmark, "18KT ITALY".
Giovanni Corletto was the head of the famous Italian family of master jewelers from Venice, commonly known as Corletto. Oreste Giovanni Corletto trademarked the "Corletto" name for use with jewelry in 1962 and began offering fine jewelry designs fully signed in 1963. The company Tishman & Lipp formed Corletto Inc. in America in 1963, in partnership with Oreste Corletto of Italy. The World War II was behind, the fifties gave the space exploration and rock n roll, while the sixties found new interest in natural materials and simplicity. Europe became the new leaders of style and fashion with the “City Gent” look while Paris, Rome, and New York became the Fashion Capitals of the world. America was finally open to foreign trade and Corletto was among the first to import a full collection of Italian merchandise for resale to the retail trade. Corletto designs were inspired by nature and figurative art, crafted with 18 karat gold, pearls, gemstones and diamonds along with finely carved Blackamoor figures and enamel work. He was known for his fine quality and craftsmanship.
Note: Florentine or Fiorentini finish is a crosshatched decorative technique engraved into the surface of a precious metal. It is usually applied by a hand tool and consists a series of parallel lines engraved in two directions perpendicular to each other
Condition: The overall condition of this brooch is impeccable. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold, the platinum or the enamel. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and the authenticity.
Have a great eye appeal!.
INVENTORY REF: P0000SENN/1.310