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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Earring

1955-1970 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

These earrings evoke the beauty of ancient jewellery, through their worn gold patina and soft gleaming surface and also through their form with the stacked gold spheres reminiscent of some Etruscan earrings.

The influential French jewellery designer Suzanne Belperron came to prominence in the 1920s and '30s initially as a designer for Boivin. She went on to establish her own shop in the rue de Châteaudun, where according to American Vogue, 15th November 1937, her customers included the Duchess of Windsor.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Earring
  • Earring
Materials and techniques
Gold
Brief description
Pair of earrings, gold, designed by Suzanne Belperron and made by Darde et Fils, Paris, 1950-60.
Physical description
Gold earrings with a worn patina and soft gleaming surface, of bulbous form with three large spheres and five smaller spheres above an urn-shaped base.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.3cm
  • Width: 2.1cm
  • Depth: 1.5cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia Goldstein
Summary
These earrings evoke the beauty of ancient jewellery, through their worn gold patina and soft gleaming surface and also through their form with the stacked gold spheres reminiscent of some Etruscan earrings.



The influential French jewellery designer Suzanne Belperron came to prominence in the 1920s and '30s initially as a designer for Boivin. She went on to establish her own shop in the rue de Châteaudun, where according to American Vogue, 15th November 1937, her customers included the Duchess of Windsor.
Other number
147 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession number
M.147:1, 2-2007

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Record createdDecember 20, 2007
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