This is a fabulous and very pretty lion cat high-quality brooch by Carven Paris 1960s. Book piece.
Stunning vintage gold plated lion cat brooch with black enameled body and nose, his eyes are inlaid with round green shaped glass cabochons, each one is set by hand.
Unique and hand crafted vintage brooch.
A real exquisite statement piece!
Signed "CARVEN" and numbered, see photo's.
Measures approximately 5 cm.
Carven vintage costume jewelry
The brand name Carven comes from the first three letters of its founder – Carmen de Tommaso and the last three letters of her aunt, Beyriven. Soon, the locals called Carmen – Madame Carven. She was the wife of industrialist Rene Grog, the family had a good income and did not need anything. Carven herself was a French woman of short stature, about one and a half meter. Accordingly, she always faced a problem of lack of clothes of the necessary size. One day she wondered if she could open her own atelier where she could help all the non-standard women of France. So, Madam Carven started her own business in 1945.
In the 1950s, the number of clients increased so much that she had to expand the studio to the entire first floor of the building and hire assistants. Noteworthy, with the designer’s things, Carven house began producing costume jewelry. The glory of the atelier spread far beyond Paris. The princess herself from Egypt was a customer of Carven. Also, the regulars of the studio were the famous Michelle Morgan, Leslie Caron and Edith Piaf, who ordered both clothes and jewelry.
Traditionally of high-quality, all jewelry marked Carven was hand-made with the use of gilding and imitation of precious stones. Carven Vintage brooches and earrings of abstract, animal and floral designs have become the subject of collecting vintage jewelry lovers.
- Carven Paris
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- Total vikt
- 16 g
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