*Van Cleef & Arpels 1965 Paris large Ebouriffe brooch IN 18 kt and platinum with diamonds
A lion brooch designed by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Beautiful and playful three-dimensional brooch of a happy lion. The "Lionne Ebouriffe" piece is one of the most iconic and recognizable jewelry designs by the house of Van Cleef & Arpels.
this vintage model was crafted in Paris, France around the 1965 in solid 18 karats of textured yellow gold, with .950/.999 platinum accents for the gemstones settings. Is suited at the reverse with a hinged double stick pins with a trombone lock.
The nose at the lion's happy face is embellished with applications of hot black enamel and a French pave setting of 14 round brilliant cuts diamonds, 0.56 carats, D/E color, VS-1 clarity.
The eyes are accented with a pair of round brilliant cuts of natural Colombian vivid green emeralds (.06 Cts).
Have a total weight of 22.7 grams and a measures of 48 mm (1.89 inches) by 37 mm (1.46).
Stamped with numerous French hallmarks; the eagle's head for the assay and guaranty of the 18 kt gold, the maker's maitre cartouche P et Fils for Pery et Fils, the unique serial numbers and signed in full, "VAN CLEEF & ARPELS MADE IN FRANCE NY1V607-1 18 KT 950 PT."
Note: This is an early type with the use of platinum instead white gold and the position of the lion's tail is 45o.
Note: In 1954, Van Cleef & Arpels came up with the ingenious concept of 'la boutique', which was a line of jewelry that catered to a wealthy yet younger set of clienteles who wished to have the highest quality jewelry for daytime wear. Among these creations, perhaps the most popular were the charming jeweled animals brooches that clients quickly flocked to collect. The lion brooch is among the houses most recognizable animals and was so popular that Van Cleef & Arpels has made this design on and off since the early 1960's.
Literature: David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, antique collectors' club, Suffolk, 2003, page. 428 illustrated. Sylvie Raulet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Rizzoli, New York, 1986, back cover illustrated.
It is in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: P0000RTIE/.5456