One might consider Elsa Schiaparelli a daredevil of fashion. The flamboyant couturier first shocked critics in the 1930s but went on to become one of the most admired and collected of all designers.
This 1950s pin is made of pewter-tone metal, set with textured lava rock stones, aurora borealis rhinestones, and faux gray pearls. The colors are reminiscent of old iridescent carnival glass.
The brooch measures 2 by 2 inches. The back has a secure rollover clasp and the raised SCHIAPARELLI plaque. Condition is excellent.
Schiaparelli's lava rock pieces are among her most unusual and desirable to collect. One look and it's obvious why.
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