Chanel vintage earrings
Chanel vintage earrings
Chanel vintage earrings
Chanel vintage earrings
Chanel vintage earrings

Chanel by Gripoix Earrings, 1960's

Regular price €450,00 Sale

CHANEL by GRIPOIX, 1954-1971
Gold Tone and red, blue and green glass 
Signed and authentic
2.5cm diameter
Ear-clips
Very good condition
Comes with a black AVA box

 

In 1869, Augustine Gripoix, a Paris glass worker skilled in the making of reproduction pearls, developed a sophisticated technique for setting and enameling colored, cast glass in intricate metal mountings.

“Pâte de verre,” or glass paste, is formed when molten glass is poured into a mold, rather than through the kiln-firing of a paste of ground glass and binding agents.

Chanel was famous for mixing real and fake pearls in her own necklaces. For her, Suzanne Gripoix developed a special kind of irregular glass pearl to which she gave a mother-of-pearl sheen.