“The winking cat” by Van Cleef & Arpels

The winking cat Van Cleef & Arpels

A gold and gemset novelty brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels. “The winking cat” clipbrooch made of textured gold, set with an oval cabochon onyx belly, a ruby nose and an emerald eye, topped by a diamond-set eyebrow.

  • Signed        Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris.   Signature and maker’s mark, Number 73.973
  • Period         Mid 1950’s
  • Material      French assay marks for 750/1000 gold
  • Size              48 x 29 mm
  • Weight        17,2 grams
  • Condition   Excellent

"The winking cat" by Van Cleef & Arpels

In 1955 Walt Disney opened his famous amusementpark. In this spirit cartoon style animals were highly fashionable for informal and amusing daytime jewellery.

NB: Clipping this winking cat to your jacket works as an emoticon on the internet, so be careful: Usually a wink is a friendly eye contact, like a “thumbs up” implying sympathy, solidarity or intimacy, but in Asia winking may be seen as an offensive gesture.

Winking   😉    ;-]   ;D   ;^)  Cat  (=^・^=)

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question.  We are pleased to send you additional information regarding the above piece, RefNr: AI 972

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