*Frascarolo 1960 Italy 18 kt gold Black panther brooch with enamel 1.35 Ctw in diamonds & emeralds
Gorgeous brooch designed by Frascarolo (1928-1976).
A fantastic highly sculptured brooch, created by the famed Italian jeweler and designer, Pierino Frascarolo,. This brooch depict the whimsical roaring panther, jumping forward, with his mouth open and showing a happy and youthful expression.
Was crafted, circa 1960's in solid yellow gold of18 karats and is suited, with a hinged double vertical pins and a trombone security lock. Can be also used as a pendant in a long chain.
The entire panther's body is decorated, with applications of red and black hot enamels.
The panther's face and the ears are pave set with 30 European round brilliant cuts diamonds, 1.05 carats, G/H color, VS-2 clarity. The eyes are bezel set with a pair of oval cabochons cuts of natural Colombian green emeralds (0.30 Ctw).
Have a total weight of 52.6 grams and a measures of 58 mm (2.28 inches) by 47 mm (1.85 inches).
Stamped in a plaque at the reverse, with Italian hallmarks; the maker's mark for Frascarolo. the assay hallmarks and signed, "MODELE DEPOSE F.C. MADE IN ITALY .750 18 KT".
Pierino Frascarolo, was born in 1928 in Milan Italy. He began his career as an apprentice with the Fratelli Lunati company. Subsequently, he founded his own firm with the partnership of Aldo Lenti. In 1948, he moved his jewelry factory to Corso Matteotti. He is well-known for his enamel and gold animals created throughout the 1960s. Later, Lenti and Frascarolo separated and the latter formed Frascarolo & co. in New York city with Mr. Adriano Gugliada. Frascarolo died in Valenza in July 1976 at the young age of just forty-eight.
Note, This exact model was manufactured to be retailed at the Kutchinsky galleries in London.
Note: Frascarolo is considered by many, the David Webb from Italy. His jewelry with beasts and wild animals in enamel are wanted and considered as highly collectible pieces.
It is in pristine perfect condition, with no chips, repairs or cracks at the enamels.
INVENTORY REF: P0000SNNN/1.264