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PENDANT BROOCH

Made by: Cartier

Currently in storage


About this object

The Indian-style brooch is composed of one hexagonal-shaped emerald, one oval-shaped emerald, five emerald drops, two pear-shaped emeralds, five round emeralds, sixty-five smaller emeralds, one pear-shaped diamond, and 801 round diamonds mounted in platinum. The horseshoe-shaped buckle at the top is equipped on the back with a hanger and clasp with pins so that the piece can be worn as a pendant for an emerald necklace or as a brooch. An arch-shaped armature is attached to the buckle. Both feature pavé-set diamond grounds studded with emeralds. Four lines of calibré-cut emeralds decorate where they join. At the center of the bottom of the buckle is a large Mughal emerald carved with floral motifs. Five articulated emerald drops, four of them fluted, hang from the base of the stone. All have calibré-cut emerald stems and pavé-set diamond surmounts edged in black enamel. In the center of the brooch is a vase motif pavé-set with diamonds along the handles, neck, and base. A kite-set emerald also adorns the neck. The body of the vase is formed from an oval-shaped Mughal emerald carved with a foliate design.

Category:
jewelry
Object name:
PENDANT BROOCH
Made from:
Emeralds -- diamonds -- platinum -- enamel
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1928
Size:
8 in. (20.3 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.75
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK CARTIER/24141 on back of mount of carved central emerald INSCRIPTION The Servant of Shah Abbas in Persian on carved emerald at top center
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"