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Isabel Canovas vintage costume jewelry

Isabel Canovas vintage costume jewelry

Alex and Quito signed vintage pins from the series of circus clown pins. Polished gold tone metal. 1980s. Isabel Canovas vintage costume jewelry

Isabel Canovas vintage costume jewelry

Made in limited quantities to a certain season, Isabel Canovas jewelry has become vintage rarity, highly collectible and valuable for jewelry lovers. Born in 1945 in Paris, French fashion designer, stylist and jeweler Isabel Canovas began her career very early. First, it was the famous Hermes company, and then she worked at Vuitton’s (in the 1970s). Also, she has worked as head designer for Christian Dior (for ten years). Finally, aged 37, she opened her own boutique located at the fashionable Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Later, she expanded her business to Madison Avenue in New York and in Madrid.
Most famous of her jewelry lines include Circus, African and tribal designs, as well as pieces inspired by nature. Traditionally, the Parisian designer labeled her products with the full name “Isabel Canovas”, or added the name of a certain decorations. Thus, each of her clown brooches have a name, for example, Alex and Quito (the above photo), marked on the back side.
Noteworthy, in 1992 Isabel Canovas ended her design career with the closure of her stores.

Lady's head gold tone vintage brooch by Isabel Canovas. 1980s. 5 cm

Lady’s head gold tone vintage brooch by Isabel Canovas. 1980s. 5 cm

Isabel Canovas vintage costume jewelry

A girl with a bouquet of roses. Vintage 1980s brooch of gold tone

A girl with a bouquet of roses. Vintage 1980s brooch of gold tone

Alex Isabel Canovas signature (clown series)

Alex Isabel Canovas signature (clown series)

Bakelite vintage bracelet with gold metal inserts. 8 cm width

Bakelite vintage bracelet with gold metal inserts. 8 cm width

Blackamoor woman vintage brooch pin of gold tone. 1980s

Blackamoor woman vintage brooch pin of gold tone. 1980s

Bronze tone round clips

Bronze tone round clips

Circus clown faces brooch pin of gold tone. Vintage, 1980s

Circus clown faces brooch pin of gold tone. Vintage, 1980s

Cuff Bracelet from the 'Traore' collection. Gold tone metal, adorned with 5 masks of African inspiration. Height 3.2 cm, Diameter 5.4 cm

Cuff Bracelet from the ‘Traore’ collection. Gold tone metal, adorned with 5 masks of African inspiration. Height 3.2 cm, Diameter 5.4 cm

Designer vintage brooch. Glass cabochons of blue and green color, gold tone metal 1

Designer vintage brooch. Glass cabochons of blue and green color, gold tone metal

Frog pin of gold tone

Frog pin of gold tone

Kabuki Mask vintage 1980s brooch of gold tone

Kabuki Mask vintage 1980s brooch of gold tone

Oriental motif gold tone green glass brooch

Oriental motif gold tone green glass brooch

Quito Isabel Canovas signature (clown series)

Quito Isabel Canovas signature (clown series)

Rex, Clown vintage pin of gold tone. Signed Rex Isabel Canovas

Rex, Clown vintage pin of gold tone. Signed Rex Isabel Canovas

Signed Isabel Canovas

Signed Isabel Canovas

Sun face gold tone earrings

Sun face gold tone earrings

Teak wooden bangle bracelet decorated with gold tone patterns

Teak wooden bangle bracelet decorated with gold tone patterns

Theatrical Mask vintage 1980s brooch pendant of gold tone

Theatrical Mask vintage 1980s brooch pendant of gold tone

Traore collection Isabel Canovas signature

Traore collection Isabel Canovas signature

YEKE collection vintage tribal face brooch

YEKE vintage tribal face brooch