Chanel 1950s Vintage Glass Oriental Design Earrings

These fabulous earrings are a rare and wonderful piece of early Chanel jewellery. They are clip on. 

Condition Report:

Good - A minor crack to the surface of one of the orange glass stones. This is visible only on close inspection and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 

 

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£495.00

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The Details...

These gilt metal earrings feature a fan shaped design, etched with an oriental pattern of birds and bamboo and detailed at the base with an orange glass cabochon. The earrings measure 3.5cm x 4cm. They are signed - 'CHANEL' is stamped on the reverse of each clip. 

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All of our clip earrings are provided with removable pads for extra comfort.

A Short History...

It is possible to date these earrings to the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is due to the way in which the piece is signed. Coco Chanel closed the doors to her fashion house due to the arrival of the Second World War and re-opened her business in 1954. Pieces of Chanel jewellery from this point onwards began to be signed, whereas prior to this they had largely remained unmarked. They were stamped with 'CHANEL' and sometimes marked with star motifs too. This method of signing the pieces continued until Coco's death in 1971. It's wonderful to think that that these earrings were made during Coco's lifetime, perhaps created to accompany one of her couture pieces inspired by the Chinoiserie decor within her legendary apartment at 31 Rue Cambon. From 1954, Robert Goosens (the famed couture jewellery designer) also started working with Chanel and he may well have been integral to the design of these earrings. 

Wear it With...

Wear these earrings with a vibrant orange shift dress for wonderous summer glamour.  

  • Designer Chanel
  • Colour Orange, Gold
  • Era 1950s
  • Occasion Holiday and Globetrotting, Cocktail and Evening, Smart Casual, Wedding Guest
  • Trend World Voyage, Mid-Century Chic