This spectacular, oversized acanthus leaf scroll brooch is a heavenly sight to behold. Seductive matte gilt in just the right golden hue evokes the rich historical influences which united Karl Lagerfeld's design aesthetic with that of Coco Chanel. The ornamental acanthus, first used by the Greeks in the 5th century BC then later in Byzantine Art, was stylized into this exquisite jewel designed to embellish the Maison's jackets. A powerful emblem of renewal and enduring life, it seems apt that Lagerfeld begun his long and legendary journey at CHANEL with such a highly symbolic talisman.
Karl Lagerfeld and Coco both understood the youth, vibrancy and allure of a jeweled brooch and jointly made sure to continuously include them in all of their collections. This sparkling treasure evokes both vintage and modern reverberations of sublime style. Classical artwork and architecture was certainly an inspiration in the conception of this magnificent, bold treasure. A precious, rich, luxuriously spectacular adornment that showcases both the history of CHANEL and art historical references from ancient times.
NOTE: CHANEL remade the exceptional 1991 Acanthus Leaf Scroll Brooch for their Spring 1993 collection in Matte Gold plate to match the season's jewelry collection. The Paris Mademoiselle has both versions available for sale.
- Collection: Spring 1993
- Dimensions: Length 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) Height 2 inches (5.08 cm)
- Matte Gold Plate Metal
- Brooch Back
- Signed on the back "CHANEL 93 CC P MADE IN FRANCE"
- Made in France
- 100% Authentic CHANEL
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