Art Deco Jewelry
Grogan & Company’s jewelry department is renowned by bidders for the important Art Deco style pieces it brings to market from private collections and estates in each auction. These period pieces have often been in the same family since their creation in the 1920s-30s, making them fresh discoveries for today’s collectors and driving bidders to compete fiercely.
The Art Deco style is marked by the bold shapes, colors, geometric patterns, and symmetrical designs that artists and jewelry houses favored between 1920-35, having moved away from the delicate elegance of the Art Nouveau style. Materials including colored stones, gold and platinum, onyx, rock crystal, and coral were favored throughout the period, while the technical advances that emerged during this era allowed new design trends to develop. One such innovation was the 1933 patent of the Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Mystery Set’ technique, a technique that is still used to this day. Grogan & Company recently sold an early example of this important technique for a record-setting $781,250.
Van Cleef & Arpels
‘Mystery Set’ Ruby and Diamond Leaf Brooch
Platinum, Emerald, and Diamond Brooch
Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips
Platinum, Onyx, Coral, and Diamond Jabot
Platinum, Diamond, and Emerald Lapel Watch
Gold and Platinum ‘Tutti Frutti’ Brooch