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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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Marks

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

2008.34

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal base and glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches