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

Brooch

ca. 1930 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This basket of flowers shows an eastern and a geometric influence. The blooms are stylised, and the base and the edge of the basket are emphasised by rectangular (baguette-cut) diamonds. The combination of rock crystal with diamonds and platinum provides a study in shades of white and colourless materials.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Platinum with rock crystal, moonstone and baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds
Brief Description
Brooch in the form of a basket of flowers, platinum, rock crystal, moonstone and baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds, Cartier, New York, ca. 1930.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.1cm
  • Width: 4.9cm
  • Depth: 1.0cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'CARTIER' (engraved on back)
  • 3015748 (serial number engraved on back)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Summary
This basket of flowers shows an eastern and a geometric influence. The blooms are stylised, and the base and the edge of the basket are emphasised by rectangular (baguette-cut) diamonds. The combination of rock crystal with diamonds and platinum provides a study in shades of white and colourless materials.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.141-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 97 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.130-2007

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record createdApril 21, 2008
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