Rare and stunning Van Cleef & Arpels and Verger Frères Art Deco Brooch Watch, Circa 1925.
The Brooch of most innovating and modern geometric design, is made of Brushed platinum, Baguette diamond accents and Round brilliant cut diamonds, for approximately 1.50 cts.
The Watch has a cream dial marked Van Cleef & Arpels with blue steel Breguet needles.
The movement (Swiss 18 jewels, four adj. N°12976) inside a French platinum case was manufactured by Verger Freres (hallmark VF). Runs for 24 hours, with advancing slightly.
Dimensions : 1 1/4" x 1 1/8". Weight : 13.8 dwt / 21 g
Wear consistant with a beautiful patina.
Verger Freres pieces are rare to be found on the market. Ferdinand Verger founded the house in 1872 but deposits its mark in 1896 under the stamp "FV". He is a jeweler but especially a watchmaker. Indeed, watchmaking and the manufacture of precision mechanisms remain the main specialties of the house. Ferdinand had two sons : George and Henri. The archives tell us that on June 14, 1910, Ferdinand Verger had the "F.V." In "V.F". The workshops are located at 51 rue Saint-Anne in Paris (75001).
They sign few pieces in their own name but officiate for the finest jewelers of Place Vendome and Rue de la Paix. They work in Europe but also with the US. This is why we can find their hallmark on mechanisms made for Lacloche Frères, Van Cleef & Arpels like our watch, Tiffany, Cartier, Hermes or Boucheron, to name a few.
The house will experience its glory days during the roaring twenties in Europe but also in the US. In Hollywood, the Verger Frères pieces were worn by the first stars of the cinema such Joan Crawford, Paulette Godard, Katherine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Dolores Del Rio, Anne May Wong, Merle Oberon, Mae West, Sonja Henie et Gloria Swanson. It is an important and sought after signature of Art Deco.
Shipping Quote : (Express : 1-3 business days)
Paris : Free
France : 150 €
Continental US : 240 €
UK : 150 €
Rest of the world : On demand
C1925 Van Cleef & Arpels, Verger Frères Art Deco Platinum & Diamond Brooch Watch
Dimensions: 1 1/8" W x 1 1/4" L / 32 mm W x 28 mm L
Maker : Van Cleef & Arpels ; Verger Freres
Medium : Platinum ; Baguette and Round cut Diamonds
Date : Circa 1925
Condition Report : Wear consistent with age and use ; the watch runs
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