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Arthus Bertrand vintage costume jewelry

Arthus Bertrand vintage costume jewelry

Mermaid gold plated bronze brooch. Designed by Du Sica. Arthus Bertrand vintage costume jewelry

Arthus Bertrand vintage costume jewelry
The history of French jewelry company Arthus Bertrand began more than two centuries ago, in 1803, after the approval of the Legion of Honor in France. Entrusted with the production of insignia and awards for the Legion of Honor, Claude Arthus-Bertrand, an army officer, in addition to state awards, created jewelry designs. Today, the vintage pieces signed AB can be a great prize, a unique souvenir, or an expensive VIP gift.
Noteworthy, the marking on each piece can be different. In particular, “AB Edit. Paris”, “AB” monogram and Cie with a wheel underneath, as well as the eagles head which is the French mark for 18K gold, or 18K and FRANCE. Also, the marking could include the address of the jewelry shop, for example, 46. Rue de rennes”, or the name of the brooch’s designer, for example, “Du Sica,” followed by “Paris”. Considered the best of the horoscope zodiac jewels, many jewelers attempted to copy these designs, but without much luck, for these beauties are unsurpassed.
The company is still active, and its antique and vintage pieces are rare and highly collectible.

Gold plated brooch inspired by medieval legend about Pierre de Provence and beautiful Neapolitan princess Maguelone

Gold plated brooch inspired by medieval legend about Pierre de Provence and beautiful Neapolitan princess Maguelone

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Arthus Bertrand vintage costume jewelry

A man on horseback holding a shield gold plated brooch. 1950s

A man on horseback holding a shield gold plated brooch. 1950s

Aquarius Mermaid Zodiac pendant. 18 K gold, enamel

Aquarius Mermaid Zodiac pendant. 18 K gold, enamel

Artist's palette gold plated enamel brooch pin

Artist’s palette gold plated enamel brooch pin

Bull brooch with Eiffel Tower design. Gold plated metal. 1980s

Bull brooch with Eiffel Tower design. Gold plated metal. 1980s

Cross gold plated brooch, designed by Paule Ingrand

Cross gold plated brooch, designed by Paule Ingrand

Egypt’s scepter with birds vintage brooch pin. Gold plated, enamel. 1930s

Egypt’s scepter with birds vintage brooch pin. Gold plated, enamel. 1930s

Heart ribbon gold plated stick pin. 9.5 cm. Made for L'Oreal in 1980

Heart ribbon gold plated stick pin. 9.5 cm. Made for L’Oreal in 1980

Heraldic Shield silver tone brooch

Heraldic Shield silver tone brooch

Légion d’Honneur breast star. Silver

Légion d’Honneur breast star. Silver

Libra 18 K gold pendant

Libra 18 K gold pendant

Lily-of-the-valley brooch. 1970s. Metal alloy, enamel, art glass. 3 cm. 1970s

Lily-of-the-valley brooch. 1970s. Metal alloy, enamel, art glass. 3 cm. 1970s

Lion Zodiac sign pendant charv. 14 K gold plated

Lion Zodiac sign pendant. 14 K gold plated

Peacock gold plated brooch

Peacock gold plated brooch

Shield brooch. Gold plated metal, red, blue and green enamel

Shield brooch. Gold plated metal, red, blue and green enamel

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Sun gold plated lapel pin

Sun gold plated lapel pin

Toyota Camry enameled badge

Toyota Camry enameled badge

Wrapped flower bouquet vintage brooch. Gold plated, enamel. Designed by J. Bouisson. 1960s

Wrapped flower bouquet vintage brooch. Gold plated, enamel. Designed by J. Bouisson. 1960s

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