A DIAMOND AND GEM-SET BALLERINA BROOCH
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A DIAMOND AND GEM-SET BALLERINA BROOCH

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A DIAMOND AND GEM-SET BALLERINA BROOCH
The diamond body and rose-cut diamond head to the full skirt with pear-shaped rubies, cabochon sapphire line and diamond and ruby collet detail, circa 1950
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Lot Essay

One of the most popular jewellery motifs of the late 1940s was the 'Ballerina' clip brooch that was extensively promoted by Van Cleef & Arpels. It characteristically depicted a dancer in a full dress decorated with diamonds and precious stones, pavé-set diamond bust and arms with a single rose-cut diamond representing the face.
It was designed by Maurice Duvallet, a former designer with Charlton as well as Cartier. Being so successful it was complemented by dancers from other jewellers, in particular Mellerio and Mauboussin
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