A Gold, Diamond and Turquoise Woodpecker Brooch by Cartier
A yellow gold, diamond and turquoise woodpecker bird brooch with additional platinum details. Total diamond weight = 0.40 carats. Length = 5 cm, Width = 2 cm. Signed and marked Cartier Paris, 15015, with french hallmarks. Circa 1970s.
Established in Paris, 1847, by the Frenchman Louis-Francois Cartier. The Maison Cartier rose to fame through the dedicated work and creative genius of Louis-Francois’ grandsons; Louis, Pierre and Jacques. The three brothers established Cartier as jewellers to the world’s great, good and glamourous.
Cartier clients ranged from Russian Grand Duchesses, US heiresses and Indian Maharajahs to the Brazilian Aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont and avant-guard French artist, poet and novelist, Jean Cocteau. Cartier’s network grew global during the interwar period thanks to the brother’s close communication and shared vision for ‘Cartier’ style in their Paris, New York and London shops.
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