Schiaparelli. It's all in the name. The embodiment of designing a bit outside the box, a little off center and counter to clockwise culture. Shape and color combinations tended to be more liberal, provoking and some would say shocking. At the end of the day, Schiaparelli's popularity never waned and today encompass a whole new generation, appreciative of her creative process.
The necklace, bracelet and earrings set presented, circa 1950s-1960s pairs frosty plum and lilac colored pressed / molded, finely striated glass leaf inserts . Shaped, textured silver tone leaves and beads / berries accent throughout. The link necklace provides a single strand of alternating plum and lilac leaves while the link bracelet pairs double leaves of plum with doubles of lilac. The climber clip earrings utilize the single plum leaf based with triple silvery leaves. (Please note that screen devices depict colors differently and that our color assessment may vary from yours.)
The matching parure includes the necklace, adjustable from about 13 1/2 inches to 15/1/2 inches with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Decorative center spans a generous 12 inches x 5/8 inch wide. The bracelet measures in at approximately 7 inches x 1 1/8 inches with fold over clasp and detachable safety chain. Clip climber earrings complete the parure at about 2 inches x 5/8 inch. Leaf inserts are about 30 millimeters x 14 millimeters. Weight of the necklace, bracelet and earrings set is a substantial 111.7 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All inserts correct and intact, retaining frost colors. Inserts are unfoiled and open back. No chips, nicks, crack or breaks to molded / pressed glass leaves. All secure within pronged settings. All silvery leafs and berries intact, with no dents or improper bends. Necklace hook and correctly charmed extension chain strong and secure. Original earrings clips, bracelet clasp and detachable safety chain secure. Some minimal finish wear on earring paddles. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Bracelet clasp and each earring paddle signed in familiar script: "Schiaparelli" . The necklace is not signed but a definite part of the parure. Circa 1950s-1960s.
Elsa Schiaparelli. Embracing and appreciating alternate ideas and ideals. Freedom. At Cody's
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