A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Taureau" brooch with diamonds and onyx by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 22 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carat, and an onyx cabochon eye. The whimsical bull was from the VCA 'La Boutique' collection, first introduced in 1954."This brilliant collection of whimsically cartoonish animal clips charmed new customers with their playful expressions and quirky compositions. Still highly detailed and made of precious metal and gemstones, the animated brooches made for great gifts and, because they were a bit more affordable than the Maison's typically pricey pieces, more people could indulge in these adorable animals. As they added more animals to the collection each year, customers soon found the need to collect these curious creatures, turning them into one of jewelry's beloved collector's items." From "Jewelry In Focus Curious Creatures Of Van Cleef & Arpels La Boutique" "Jewels Du Jour" by Natalie Bos, September 1, 2012.Similar pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels The Art of High Jewelry, by Evelyne Possémé (editor), Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, pages 194-195.
Forbes - Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The Best Pearl Jewels
Neha Dani Orabella Ring $16,000
The Indian jewelry designer known for her elaborate, sculptured one-of-a-kind pieces has taken up residence at Macklowe More>>
Neha Dani Jewelry covered in Elite Magazine
Click tio see the entire magazine More>>
Macklowe Gallery Decorative Arts Catalog 2018
Macklowe Gallery Holiday Jewelry Catalog 2018