Matisse 'Palette' Brooch & Earrings Set - Red - SOLD
Matisse 'Palette' Brooch & Earrings Set - red and multi coloured enamel on copper circa 1952 - 54.
This is a wonderful vintage copper and enamelled Matisse 'Palette' brooch and earring set. Inspired by the arts themes, the artists 'palette' has become the most frequently identified motif for Matisse / Renoir jewellery.
The brooch and earrings are made from copper which has been enameled with a rich red base with amber, green, white and black splashes to indicate the painters palette, giving a depth of colour and naturalistic style that Matisse jewellery was famous for. The palette is brought to life further by the addition of copper brushes slotted through each piece, three on the brooch and two on each earring.
The back of the brooch is signed with the Matisse signiture behind the back pin and both of the earrings are signed on the metal clasps, indicating that it was only made for the Matisse division of the company. The set can be dated between 1952 and 1954 as it bears the same geometric script used for the Renoir pieces, but does not have the © mark used on all pieces after 1954.
The brooch clasp also has a security roll over to ensure safty whilst wearing such a lovely piece. Very good vintage condition.
Size brooch - 11cm (brushes), 6.5 x 4.5cm (palette)
Size earrings - 4.5cm x 2cm
Clips for non-pierced ears
Arrives in a blue Pink Monkey gift box
1 set available