CHANEL CRYSTAL & GRIPOIX MALTESE CROSS EARRINGS ~ RARE
Gabrielle Coco Chanel grew up in a nunnery and was a spiritual person her entire life. Chanels maltese cross was, & still is, an iconic symbol in the fashion house & in early years thought of as part of her modern philosophy on life, and fashion. This pair of earrings, that was a recent find on my trip to Paris, were created during Lagerfeld's early years at the fashion house. They are perfectly imperfect in their design with an organic look in the green & red bits of gripoix, resembling stained glass windows. Looking more like an antiquity than a circa 80's creation. Full of details such as raised dots on the crosses surface & around the top piece of red gripoix. There is a solitary crystal on each earring that sits just below the center piece of green gripoix. Absolutely magnificent and a true work of art. Massive in size measuring 3&1/2" in length and 1&1/2" at widest point.
Signed CHANEL & dated: 1984
Excellent vintage condition
Made in France