This pin clip is a very rare, old depiction of an apple blossom -it measures 2" by 1.8" with a domed profile. The pin mechanism holds tight and all of its poured glass is still in place. The "Depose" mark is stamped on back of the clip.
A bit of verdigris can be seen under magnification on the metal frame but is not readily apparent when worn. Luscious Gripoix made glass was incorporated in the work of many designers throughout the 20th century. In the USA, Hattie Carnegie produced a version of this pin (possibly after a trip to Paris to view the latest offerings from her competitor, Chanel).
Her version and one made for Chanel is shown in one of the photos. A twin of this bouquet, in lilac and green glass, can be found on the site'Image Event'. A special thank you to'N' for consulting about this item with me. Multiple photos will always be posted.Props such as boxes, silk fabrics, special holders, etc. The item "Vintage Gripoix fur clip DEPOSE Brooch Chanel attrib'td Poured glass pin France" is in sale since Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "vintageparkavenue" and is located in GoBucks! This item can be shipped to United States.