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Diamond and Enamel “Jabot” Brooch


This Art Deco brooch is an exquisite example of the “jabot” or “cliquet” pin, a creative innovation of the 1920s popularized by those with ties to the fabulous world of Parisian haute couture. With a quick little click (or “cliquet”) to snap the parts together, the brooch invisibly attaches to a jacket, shirt cuff, or hat, floating on the fabric for an unusual touch of glamour. This brooch, by an unknown French maker, is beautifully pavé-set with old European-cut diamonds, whose sparkle and fire is offset by delicate lines of black enamel.


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Item #: BO-13353
Country: France
Circa: 1920s
Size: 0.875” length, 3.25” width
Materials: 100 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 2.90 carats); Enamel; Platinum
Signed: French control mark
Exhibition History: Exhibited at "Anything Goes: The Jazz Age" at the Nassau County Museum of Art, from March 24, 2018 to July 8, 2018

The high-contrast palette of diamond, black enamel, and platinum jewels was pioneered by Cartier in the earliest phase of Art Deco, and is considered to be eternally modern, crisp, and elegant today.