A jewelled gold chick brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels

Paris, c.1960


When Van Cleef and Arpels opened their boutique at 22 Place Vendome, they launched a brand new collection entitled ‘Le Bestiaire.’

It comprised of a series of gold and gem-set brooches modelled as animals inspired by the cartoons of Walt Disney – full of whimsy and humour.

This example from that collection is a yellow gold chick mounted with turquoise, diamonds and a ruby.

Height: 3.7 cm