Christian DIOR 1940’s by Maison Gripoix Glass Flower Brooch
Very Rare Christian Dior by Maison Gripoix blue glass flower brooch in very good condition. Vintage late 1940’s...early 1950’s! Collectors item!
Maison Gripoix starts out with a dramatic story. In 1869 (or a year earlier, according to other sources), Paris master glass-maker Augustina Gripoix began making replicas of pearls and crystals; casting glass into different shapes and colours and inserting them into most sophisticated settings. She found a simple method to make beautiful jewelry and thus Marquises, Duchesses and Princesses qued up ... so Madame Gripoix would make them replicas of their own jewelry in case of robbery or loss, or some unusual jewelry pieces for their new wraps, neckpieces, or boas. The so-called ‘costume jewelry’ emerged to a large extent thanks to the work of Maison Gripoix. Historical jewelry made by Gripoix, especially pieces made for Chanel and Christian Dior, are the objects of real value. They are collected, they are hunted down, they are sold at auction, and their prices have recently sky-rocketed. Approximate Measurements: Length 2.6”, Width 2” Made in France. Not signed but Guaranteed 100% Authentic. (Authenticated by a Christian Dior expert in NYC).