All pins are signed Vendôme.
This rare and highly collectible series was designed by Helen Marion. She was the head designer for Vendôme in the 60’s and was inspired by work of French cubist artist Georges Braque.
These superb jewelled art pieces have been featured in many books including Judith Miller’s book “Costume Jewelry” on page 131.
This amazing series is from the early 60's. All 6 pins are in original condition, pins are tight and secure, no chipping in the enamel, no verdigis... a few rhinestones are missing and the some of the glue has yellowed with age. I have not touched them. All pins are signed Vendôme.
Blue Birds: Cobalt blue enamel and pave rhinestone body. Eye is red and the bubble is a green cabochon. In excellent condition. Signed © Vendome. 2½” by 2¼”.
Two Fish: 2 coral eyed pave rhinestone fish is on copper coloured enamel. In excellent condition. Signed © Vendome. Circa 1960. 2” by 1 ½”. 2” by 1¾”.
Smoker : This figural brooch shows a man smoking. The pave-set face is set in profile on lapis blue and carnelian enamel. The bezel-set cabochons blue and carnelian in colour. In excellent condition. Signed © Vendome. Circa 1960. 2 ¼” by 2”.
Surrealistic Hand: The comet sits on blue enamel. It is missing one small coloured rhinestone. I can easily replace it. In excellent condition. Signed © Vendome. In excellent condition. Circa 1960. 2 ½” by ½”.
Two Doves: This one shows 2 green eyed doves on copper coloured enamel. In excellent condition. Signed © Vendome. Circa 1960. 2” across. 2”.
Owl: Pave rhinestone owl has green eyes, face and on blue enamel. Signed © Vendome. In excellent condition. Circa 1960. 2"
I have individual picture of the backs and their signatures. If you want to see them just let me know and I'll send the pictures.
All our jewelry is pre-owned and the condition is very good to excellent with no evidence of misuse unless stated.