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Dress clip

Dress clip

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1935-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with lapis lazuli and turquoise

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The vibrant colours of hardstones remained an important aspect of Art Deco jewellery through the 1930s. The simple form and striking colour contrast of this Cartier clip combine to create a piece of elegant minimalism echoing the restrained lines of contemporary architectural detailing.

Physical description

Dress clip, of gold set with lapis lazuli and turquoise

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1935-1940 (made)


Cartier (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold set with lapis lazuli and turquoise

Marks and inscriptions

'Cartier Paris'
Engraved on outside of hinged back

French eagle's head assay mark for gold and lozenge mark for workshop
Struck on outside of hinged back

Serial number struck on inside of hinged back.


Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 1.5 cm, Depth: 1.25 cm

Descriptive line

Dress clip, of gold set with lapis lazuli and turquoise, Cartier, Paris, 1935-40.


Gold; Lapis lazuli; Turquoise


Stone cutting; Stone setting


Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories


Metalwork Collection

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