MOTHER-OF-PEARL, LACQUER AND DIAMOND 'KARAKUSA BUTTERFLY' BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
MOTHER-OF-PEARL, LACQUER AND DIAMOND 'KARAKUSA BUTTERFLY' BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
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MOTHER-OF-PEARL, LACQUER AND DIAMOND 'KARAKUSA BUTTERFLY' BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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MOTHER-OF-PEARL, LACQUER AND DIAMOND 'KARAKUSA BUTTERFLY' BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Mother-of-pearl plaques, variously colored lacquer, circular-cut diamonds, 18k white gold (French mark), 1 7/8 ins., signed VCA, maker's mark (Lasbleitz Fournier Vitello), nos. CL101850 and W - 05/20
Literature
Cf. E. Possémé, Van Cleef & Arpels: When Elegance Meets Art, Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs, 2018, p. 246

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The 'Karakusa Butterfly' brooch is part of a collection from Van Cleef & Arpels in collaboration with Japanese lacquer artist Junichi Hakose. Mr. Hakose’s workshop in Wajima, Japan employs traditional techniques in lacquerware. Each design is executed by hand with a refined skillset and is entirely unique.

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