Van Cleef & Arpels

A Vintage 18ct Gold Zodiac Capricorn Pendant by Georges Lenfant

An 18ct gold Zodiac pendant by Georges Lenfant for Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1970s. Designed in the style of an ancient coin representing Capricorn, on the front is a raised image of a standing goat and on the reverse the dates for Capricorn in Roman numerals XXI XII and XX I for 21st December and 20th January with the zodiac symbol in between. The pendant is suspended from an drop shaped pendant loop.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed VCA and with workshop mark for Georges Lenfant and with French assay marks
Weight description15.8 grams
Dimensions2.7cm/ 1.06" in diameter
MakerGeorges Lenfant for Van Cleef & Arpels
Periodcirca 1970s

Directors Notes

Zodiac pendants have become hugely popular and the original, vintage ones, like this one from the 1970s are the most coveted, particularly ones made by Georges Lenfant. Lenfant created zodiacs of various designs during this period for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, these pendants are particularly collectible and all of the exceptional quality you would expect from these famous fine jewellery houses and Lenfant.


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On June 16th 1906 Van Cleef & Arpels opened the doors to their first boutique at number 22, Place Vendôme. Next door to Lalique, opposite the Ritz and a stones throw from Boucheron, this would prove to be the first of many boutiques that the highly successful Maison would open around the world during the 20th Century.

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