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    Enamel, Gold Brooch, Mauboussin
    The "Harlequin" brooch features blue, green, black and white enamel, set in 18k gold, completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse, marked Mauboussin, Paris, reference # 45767. Gross weight 23.80 grams. en suite with 58010 & 58011
    Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1-3/8 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Mauboussin
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Fun and colorful. This happy character is a real conversation piece.
    Mauboussin: It was Paris 1827, the year when the House of Mauboussin opened. The firm specialized in highly stylized architectural jewels set with precious gems of vibrant hue, accented by sparkling white diamonds. They exhibited at the 1925 International Exhibition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and won the grand prize. Georges Mauboussin believed that jewelry should reflect the wearer's personality with a jeweled accent. Its Reflection series struck a chord with socialites and celebrities, such as Marlene Dietrich, who flocked to Mauboussin. The company opened offices in Buenos Aires and London prior to New York, in 1929. The ill-timed opening of their New York branch coincided with the stock market crash the same year. A weakened Mauboussin merged with Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2011
    5th-6th Monday-Tuesday
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