1960s Chanel Gripoix Glass and Pearl Station Necklace

Chanel


Description

Opera length faux pearl and pate de verre Gripoix glass necklace. This Chanel piece features a pearl strand of beads with brilliant translucent candy - like glass beads in poppy red, royal blue, and kelly green.

The necklace is unmarked as were all Chanel pieces during the 1950’s and 60’s. It was purchased from a reputable auction house attributing the piece to Chanel as well. See the last image. Item was bought in a quantity of two, the second necklace is listed for purchase as well.

In 1869, Augustina Gripoix began creating glass pearl and gem jewelry using the pate de verre technique, and quickly found herself making jewelry for Europe’s nobility. Initially the pieces she created were replicas of fine jewelry her clients already owned - they commissioned her to make them so that in the event of theft they would still at least own a copy of their stolen piece. Eventually Augustina branched out and began crafting her own pieces which were a hit, essentially creating the market for costume jewelry! In the 1920s Augustina’s daughter, Suzanne, collaborated with Coco Chanel, thus beginning Maison Gripoix’s involvement with couture fashion houses. Clients include: Chanel, Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Poiret, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Balmain, Lacroix, Patou.
  • Country of Origin
    France
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Materials & Techniques
  • Size
    Length
    53 inches
    Width
    5 inches

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