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Ikuo Ichimori vintage costume jewelry

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Ikuo Ichimori vintage costume jewelry

Abstract design brooch. Silver tone metal alloy, glass cabochons. 5 cm. 1980s. Ikuo Ichimori vintage costume jewelry

Ikuo Ichimori vintage costume jewelry
The award winning jewelry designer Ikuo turns 75 on September 1, 1921. Born in Osaka, Japan, he was trained as an interior designer in Tokyo. The 24-year-old designer came to Paris and soon became famous for his unique costume jewelry designs, collaborating with renowned fashion houses. Karl Lagerfeld once said that “If I had the subtlety of jewelry making like Ikuo, I would be William Shakespeare in fashion … that’s why I’m just Oscar Wilde.”
Ikuo opened his Parisian costume jewelry boutique at 11 Rue des Grands Augustins in 1977 (and in 1990s in Tokio). Noteworthy, the same year, his friend, Japanese artist Shige Amano, designed the logo for his company. The very next year, Ikuo received an award for the designer necklace and ring presented at the International Pearl Design Contest. Also, the World Gold Council awarded the designer with the Grand Prix. The designer’s works adorn many galleries, museums and private collections.
Every work of this Japanese designer shows him as a talented artist.
In September 2016, Ikuo wrote on his Facebook page that after almost 40 years of operating his shop, he closes it with an exhibition of paintings by artist Shige Amano.

Silver tone clear glass modernist design brooch

Silver tone clear glass modernist design brooch

Maker's mark Ikuo Paris

Maker’s mark Ikuo Paris

Ikuo Ichimori vintage costume jewelry

Blue glass Cupid clip on earrings of gold tone

Blue glass Cupid clip on earrings of gold tone

Broken mirror silver tone necklace

Broken mirror silver tone necklace

Broken mirror silver tone necklace

Broken mirror silver tone necklace

Floral design clip on earrings of gold and silver tone

Green glass gold tone clip on earrings

Green glass gold tone clip on earrings

Haute couture flower branch brooch. Gold tone alloy, art glass. 3.2 cm

Haute couture flower branch brooch. Gold tone alloy, art glass. 3.2 cm

Ivy leaf gold tone textured metal brooch

Ivy leaf gold tone textured metal brooch

Leaf gold tone pendant

Leaf gold tone pendant

Modernist gold tone clip on earrings. 3.5 cm

Modernist gold tone clip on earrings. 3.5 cm

Pink glass gold tone floral design clip on earrings

Pink glass gold tone floral design clip on earrings

Round shaped silver tone clip on earrings. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Round shaped silver tone clip on earrings. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Royal blue glass textured silver tone textured metal leaf design clip on earrings

Royal blue glass textured silver tone textured metal leaf design clip on earrings

Swan silver tone clip on earrings

Swan silver tone clip on earrings

Ikuo Ichimori

Ikuo Ichimori

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