Chaumet, 29 g, circa 1940
A decorative brooch
Case: 18k gold, centra brilliant of old cut, J-H/SI, approx. 1,1ct.
The House of Chaumet, founded in 1780, is a high-end jeweller based in Paris.
The jewellery house participated in the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, becoming a leader in this trend. Jewellery was more geometric, following the ‘boyish style’ of the 1920s, becoming more feminine during the 1930s. Colours, materials and fine gems were imperative for jewellery. From the 1920s onwards, the renown of the jewellery house spread to the world of the arts and show business. In 1934, Maison Chaumet sponsored the establishment of the young jeweller Pierre Sterlé, who was already designing its jewellery. In the same year the House closed, only to re-open at the end of the Second World War
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaumet, as of 10/06/2014.
Case: very good