An Art Deco Stylised Diamond and Carved Ruby Bird Brooch

An Art Deco stylised bird brooch by Cartier London circa 1925. The brooch is designed as a standing bird in profile, it is set with old European cut diamonds, a carved ruby as a wing, accents of onyx, buff top rubies and a cabochon ruby eye, the beak is red and black enamel, the legs onyx and a baguette diamond branch, all set in platinum.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery good, some signs of wear consistent with age
SettingPlatinum, signed Cartier London and numbered
Weight description4.9 grams
DimensionsLength: 3.8cm/1.5 inches
Height: 2cm/0.8 inches
Gemstones8 x diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 1.1cts
PeriodCirca 1925

Directors Notes

Cartier are famous for their wide array of jewelled bird brooches from the 1920s onwards, aligned with the fashions, feminine suits were becoming increasingly in vogue and jewellery houses were making beautiful brooches and pins to adorn those lapels. Cartier bird brooches are found in so many different shapes, styles, sizes and species, however the common denominator is always the exceptional quality one expects from a Cartier jewel. The gemstones in the brooches are always used creatively as focus points or interesting accents, used with the artistic flair that Cartier is so well known for. They are highly collectible and finding ones from the Art Deco era is quite difficult today.


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When Louis-François Cartier (1819-1904) opened his small jewellery store in Paris in 1847, he couldn’t have imagined that 170 years later his name would be synonymous worldwide with some of the finest jewellery ever created.  

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