A stunning Cartier Jabot Pin from the Art Deco period is in the form of an arrow. The 'feathers' are mille grain edged and set with 48 Old Rose Cut Diamonds centered with a row of channel set faceted Onyx baguettes while the arrow itself is set with fancy cut flat polished Onyx. Mount is Platinum.
Cartier made these Jabot Pins famous in the Deco era (sometimes referred to as clique pins), and women wore them in their hair, on hats and clutches, lapels for daytime - and also with evening attire. Men also wore them. From the simple to the ornate, while copied by many (and there are some nice ones out there, none of which close as the Cartier pieces do) each Cartier piece locks in place perfectly - and is unmistakably theirs! The Jabot Pin was not invented by Cartier - but rather re-invented. Its origins date back to the 18th century when gentlemen of great means wore them to secure the pleated frills on their very fancy shirts.
One end cleverly detaches and allows the stickpin to weave through the fabric before closing so the actual stem does not show and the top and bottom appear to be magically floating. Worn with the arrow pointing slightly upwards and to the right, it perfectly symbolizes new beginnings - onwards and upwards!
Condition: In overall very fine near antique condition exhibiting just the appropriate age related wear. Locking mechanism is fully functional. Box it is shown in is protective, but not original to the piece. Full, hand engraved signature is present but hidden, difficult to find or decipher and nearly impossible to capture photographically. We will put an ID sticker on its' location when it is sent for your verification.
One gorgeous example of these coveted Jabots! A perfectly wearable Collectors' piece.
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