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Earrings

Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1930-35 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum with diamonds

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.206:1, 2-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These pots with stylised flowers make clever use of different shapes and cuts of diamond. Although technically and aesthetically very much of the twentieth century, they are reminiscent of the 'giardinetti' (little garden) rings of the eighteenth century with their tiny posies of coloured gemstones in jewelled vases.

Physical description

Earrings in the form of two flowerpots holding diamond flowers and foliage.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1930-35 (made)

Artist/maker

Cartier (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum with diamonds

Marks and inscriptions

2098
number punched on side of clip

Cartier London
engraved on side of clip

Descriptive line

Earrings of platinum with diamonds, Cartier, London, 1930-35.

Materials

Platinum; Diamond

Techniques

Stone setting; Stone cutting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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