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Pearl on Mother-of-Pearl Dress Set

L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

Art Moderne!


An elegant full dress set with the simple geometry and white-on-white color scheme favored during the late Art Deco period.  The dress set features pearl and mother-of-pearl centers surrounded by a platinum border of concentric circles.  This dress set beautifully evokes the simple elegance of the late Art Deco style known as "Art Moderne".  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.


L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs and four vest buttons.  The shirt studs and vest buttons repeat the dramatic design of the cufflinks.  The shirt studs (pictured above) are 5/16" in diameter and 1 1/8" long.  The vest buttons (one shown below) are 1/2" in diameter.


L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

This dress set was created by L.E. Garrigus & Co., a maker of fine cufflinks and dress sets during the middle years of the 20th century.  The firm's gold and platinum jewels were sold by Tiffany & Company and other prestigious jewelers of the day.


L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

The reverse of the cufflinks, shirt studs and vest buttons are stamped with the maker's mark for L.E. Garrigus & Co., a flowing double-ended scroll. The backs are beautifully crafted in 14kt yellow gold polished to a mirror-like finish  -  the dark reflections are from my camera.  As is common with Garrigus cufflinks,  the links are secured on the cuff with sturdy brackets and cross bars

L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

The Garrigus maker's mark is found just below the "14K" gold purity mark.  The backs of the cufflinks, studs and buttons are also stamped "PLAT&GOLD" for the precious metals.

L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

As a further touch of elegance, the sturdy cross bars of the cufflinks repeat the
the double-ended scroll comprising the Garrigus maker's mark.


L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8984)

Name:  Art Moderne

Cost:  Although this dress set has sold,  you will find many more elegant dress sets and cufflinks in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.

Measurements:  The cufflinks weigh a total of  7.2 grams and measure  9/16" in diameter.  The measurements of the shirts studs and vest buttons are noted above.

Here are a few more elegant dress sets and cufflinks from the past ...

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)Carter, Gough platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9203)Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)



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