Lapis lazuli, colored and white diamonds, ruby, 18-karat gold, platinum
Overall: 2 1/4 × 1 3/4 × 3/4 in. (5.72 × 4.45 × 1.91 cm)
Carats (42 round yellow diamonds): 1.25
Carats (30 round diamonds): 1.2
Not on view
A bird perches on a polished lapis lazuli stone in this fanciful brooch mounting. This popular design has been continually produced and recomposed with different types of semiprecious stones in strong colors, including aquamarine, citrine, peridot, and tourmaline. Perhaps its most glamorous interpretation appeared thirty years after its introduction, in Schlumberger’s posthumous retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where it surmounted the iconic Tiffany Diamond.
signed Tiffany Schlumberger
Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon
2018-2019: Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL, December 15, 2018 - March 31, 2019; National Museum of China, Beijing, May 30 - September 1, 2019; National Museum of Qatar, Doha, October 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020.

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, February 10 - June 18, 2017

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