Convertible butterfly brooch circa 1940

Type of jewelry : Antique jewelry / antique brooch
Period: Around 1940
Origin: French work
Metal: 750/1000 Gold (18 k)
Total weight (gross): 15.40 grams
Dimensions: H. 38 mm; L.: 45 mm
Nature of the stones: Old cut diamonds (around 2.50 carats)
State of conservation: Very good state of conservation
History:
In 1937, the International Exhibition of Technical Arts in Modern Life foreshadowed a new style which developed in the 1940s by freeing itself from Art Deco.
During this decade, tank jewelry will make its appearance. They are so called because their links resemble tank tracks.
This immediately recognizable type of ancient jewelry is the subject of renewed interest today.
Bibliographic references:
1940s jewelry 1950, Sylvie Raulet, Editions du Regard, Paris, 1987
Price : On demand
Reference: 23 097 4

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