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Maltese-cross brooch

Byzantine style cross with large red and green glass stones. Large pearl in the center and between each arm of the cross. Reverse is gold with arabesques, pine cones (?) and floral motifs. Maker's mark on oval tag on reverse: "© Chanel ®/2 [Chanel logo-interlocking C's] 3/Made in...

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© Chanel ®/2 [Chanel logo-interlocking C's] 3/Made in France (applied oval tag at center back)


Purchased from the dealer Eric Yang (The Lush Life Antiques, Dallas, TX). (Accession Date: February 27, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Penny Vinik

French, 1970s

Object Place

Paris, France


Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 7.1 x 1.8 cm (2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal base and glass


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches