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© Cartier

Plaster Cast of a Brooch, 1907

In the early 20th century, the creations were photographed but also sometimes cast in plaster. These casts were made from finished jewels, providing a unique, three-dimensional record of Cartier designs. Conserved in Paris at the Rue de la Paix premises, the casts look like raw jewellery stripped of its precious gems – an almost archaeological vestige of certain jewels that no longer exist, because lost or later disassembled.

Courtesy of Cartier Archives

Detailed Features

Type: Cast
Dimensions: 5.4 H x 5.1 W x 1.4 D cm
Material: Plaster
Date: 1907

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