A gold and gem-set stickpin by Henri Lavabre

Paris, c.1920


the terminal in the form of a Classical vase, the body comprising of an hexagonal and a square cut sapphire, the handles and ground line mounted with rose cut diamonds set in platinum and gold.

Maker’s poinçon for Henri Lavabre
Stamped with the French eagle’s head mark for eighteen carat gold.

Length: 6.6cm

According to Hans Nadelhoffer, the workshop of Henri Lavabre worked exclusively for Cartier from 1906 until 1921 and continued to collaborate with the firm into the 1930s.