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
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.
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