Marie-Christine Pavone Broche Chien Raoul Framboise
Tail wagging scottish terrier brooch by Marie-Christine Pavone. Raoul is cut,
polished and painted by hand from galalith that is made to look like mother of
pearl inside and colored through and through in wonderful shades of dark pink,
called raspberry (framboise) by the artist. The marbling gives the terrier both
a nice shine and a coatlike appearance. Handpainted eye, nose and duo green
collar. Raoul measures 3 1/8" nose to tail and 1 3/4" high (inc. tail). Slab is
appr. 3/16" thick. Signed by hand at the back. Excellent unworn condition.
The photos shown are of the actual item you are purchasing.
Listing is for the raspberry pink dog only, green striped dog also available
in the shop.
Next to the wonderful iridiscent effect the marbling gives, it makes the
colors very susceptible to the color of light shining on it, bright in the
daylight, dark outside the light, yellower in the artificial light at night etc.
Pavone jewels are fancy brooches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces made in
Paris 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 plastics. The work of galalith is similar to woodworking for cutting and
sanding but also requires different impregnating and polishing phases to give
it a shiny and deep iridescent silky appearance. Galalith has the immense
posibilities of being colored in an infinite palette of bright or soft hues,
light or dark. Each item is entirely handmade and requires up to three weeks of
work for its realization. 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.
Please note that colors may not allways 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.