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Jeweled Gold Pin

Jeweled Gold Pin
Jeweled Gold Pin

Jeweled Gold Pin, Cartier, c. 1920s, Gold, carved green stone, and seed pearls, 1.27 x 2.54 inches, Gift of John S. Van Gilder, 1987.14.1.

Sold at the store of Spaulding & Co. in Chicago, the stylized bird motif of this Cartier pin blends the naturalistic curves of Art Nouveau with a bold, graphic sensibility that hints at the rise of Art Deco. Pins and brooches adorned a variety of clothing items in the 1920s, including hats and boas.

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