Marie-Christine PAVONE Broche Chat Ruban EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE
Artistic amazing artfull design cat face brooch by Marie-Christine Pavone. It
is an older piece, a "Exemplaire Unique", only one or few are made of them. It
is cut by hand from black galalith, nicely portraying the face of a cat,
fashionably wearing a red and yellow painted bow-tie. Smaller brooch measuring
only 1 3/4 inch both ways, galalith is appr. 3/16 inch thick. Signed by hand at
The photos shown are of the actual item you are purchasing.
Because Marie-Christine paints the nose, whiskers and eyes of the cats
freehand, each cat has its own face, no one looks the same. This way, as in
real life, every cat is different with its own unique character. By some magic
Marie-Christine's cats are not just a brooch, they feel like a new friend.
Pavone jewels are fancy brooches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces made with
the help of ancient techniques of handcrafted galalith, bakelite and lucite.
Galalith is the most used material in the creation of Pavone jewelry. Galalith
is made from the casein of milk hence its name, "gala" (milk) and lithos
(stone). Discovered at the end of the 19th century, it is the ancestor of
This brooch is an original piece of work handmade by Marie-Christine Pavone in
her Paris Studio. Marie-Christine’s brooches are all individual works of art
which take up to three weeks to create. The brooches are hand cut from old
Galalith, (they are not moulded or laser cut). The Galalith starts of as a
milky white and is then dyed and impregnated in order to achieve the bold and
vibrant iridescent colours and silky appearance. Every stage of the brooch
production is done by hand. The magic Marie-Christine puts into her galalith
items, the liveliness it brings is her trademark, they cannot be mistaken.
The creation of Pavone jewels began more than twenty years ago, trends and
styles mixing old and new. Each item is signed and has a name; it is a unique
and rare jewel, that can bring a very personal and original touch to your
Please treat your jewelry with care and do not drop it on hard surfaces. Avoid
contact with perfumes, lotions and sunscreen as they may dull or damage the
galalith and surface decoration.
Note that colors may not always be captured right in a photograph and can
appear very different on different screens. If you have any doubts or
questions, please ask before ordering to avoid disappointment. Also bear in
mind that handmade means little imperfections may occur.