Fabulous couture statement piece with a real wow factor! This brooch, featuring an exquisite and detailed calla lily, measures 5 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches at its widest. Rich, colorful enameling and a sea of pave' rhinestones set this brooch apart, not to mention its large size. It is signed VALENTINO as shown and is in fine condition with no issues. This is dimensional and heavy, and will need to be worn on a heavier fabric, jacket or coat. The signature is one of several used by Valentino Garavani, the designer favored by Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Audrey Hepburn, to name only a few of his more famous clients.
The calla lily exemplifies beauty and purity; it was often used in vintage bridal bouquets especially in the 1930's; it is making a comeback and has once again found favor with brides.