Dating costume jewellery

15-Apr-2020 15:42

The signature at this time was simple, 'CHANEL' was stamped either directly onto the piece, or was attached via a hangtag, as shown above.

There was one small variation, for the Haute Couture pieces, and therefore those of the highest standard, three stars were also included immediately below the 'CHANEL.' It was also during this period that Chanel's collaboration with Robert Goosens began.

A signature plaque was added that featured 'CHANEL' bracketed by the copyright and registration marks.

For the first time the CC logo was added, together with 'MADE IN FRANCE.' 1981 - 1985 Until this point, no dates had been used on the signature plaques, but in 1981 the date began to be added as a four digit number on the bottom of the plaque.

The following year he appointed Victoire de Castallane to head up jewellery design, and she produced most of the famous Chanel pieces that are so collectable and continue to inspire today.

Read more Before the 20th century, women wore jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones largely to show off the wealth of their husbands.

Most pieces from the 1930s, '40s and early '50s rarely come up for sale on the secondary market.

Below is a sampling of some of the marks used by the House of Chanel photographed on genuine Chanel pieces, and dates for when those marks were used.

De Castellane introduced a new dating system when she arrived, moving from a specific year to the idea of a Season.

She began with Season 23, and ended with Season 29, which roughly correspond to the years 1984-1990.

Read more Before the 20th century, women wore jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones largely to show off the wealth of their husbands.Most pieces from the 1930s, '40s and early '50s rarely come up for sale on the secondary market.Below is a sampling of some of the marks used by the House of Chanel photographed on genuine Chanel pieces, and dates for when those marks were used.De Castellane introduced a new dating system when she arrived, moving from a specific year to the idea of a Season.She began with Season 23, and ended with Season 29, which roughly correspond to the years 1984-1990.Before the 20th century, women wore jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones largely to show off the wealth of their husbands.