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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum with rock crystal, moonstone and baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.130-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 55, shelf C, box 3

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.

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

ca. 1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Cartier (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum with rock crystal, moonstone and baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds

Marks and inscriptions

'CARTIER'
engraved on back

3015748
serial number engraved on back

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm, Width: 4.9 cm, Depth: 1.0 cm

Descriptive line

Brooch in the form of a basket of flowers, platinum, rock crystal, moonstone and baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds, Cartier, New York, ca. 1930.

Materials

Platinum; Rock crystal; Moonstone; Diamond

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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