This is a really fabulous, really big D'Orlan sculptural brooch with pave rhinestones. 3" tall and 2' across, the gold tone metal is ridged which adds to the sculptural quality. I love the swirls and circles and the pave is bright and all intact, it reminds me a lot of the 30's and 40's fur clips but this has a regular pin closure. It is signed on the back in cartouche as well as the design # 2000. They signed most of their pieces with control numbers.
"D’Orlan Jewellers Ltd. was founded in Toronto, Canada by Maurice Bradden in 1957. Bradden previously trained under the French jeweller, Marcel Boucher who established the Marcel Boucher & Cie Company, in New York City in 1937. Mr. Bradden after moving to Toronto, Canada established his own company producing his own brands of jewellery along with producing costume jewellery exclusively for the Boucher Company. Marcel Boucher died in 1966. In 1984, D’Orlan Jewellers Ltd., formed a partnership with the Nina Ricci enterprises of Paris, France."
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