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Pin

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (possibly, made)
    USA (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with coral, onyx 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.128-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf D, box 6

This style of brooch, made up of two separate decorative elements joined by a pin, was very fashionable in the mid 1920s. At the time Cartier referred to them as cliquet pins on account of the click or snap fastening which held the lower element in place over the sharp point of the pin, but they are also variously referred to as jabot pins (after a cravat or jabot) or sûreté pins.

In the 1920s they were worn on the lapel or at the front of a cloche hat. Only the two jewelled ends of the piece would be seen, held at a fixed distance by the concealed pin.

Physical description

Long pin with three overlapping jewelled semicircles at its head, the pattern echoed in miniature on the clip at its base

Place of Origin

Europe (possibly, made)
USA (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1920-1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with coral, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 8.9 cm, Width: 3.8 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Descriptive line

Jabot pin of platinum, coral, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds, made in Europe or the USA, aobut 1920-1930.

Materials

Platinum; Coral; Onyx; Diamond

Techniques

Stone setting; Stone-cutting

Categories

Metalwork; Accessories; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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