In 1824 Jean-Paul Robin established the hugely successful House of Robin, catering to the rising French professional and entrepreneurial class. Drawing on the spirit of the times to inspire his pieces in enamel and chased gold, Robin captivated the fashion world of the period. Labeled as “bijoux sportifs,” this jewelry of simple shape and fluid line in matte finish could be worn in more casual circumstances than in the jealously guarded, formal occasions of the aristocracy. The innovative designs from the House of Robin would deeply influence jewelers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Museum’s sterling silver pin is set with onyx and rhinestones and is based on a nineteenth-century jewelry design from the House of Robin. Produced in cooperation with the Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris. Sterling silver, with onyx and made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Lightly antiqued. Made in the USA. 1 5/8”L x 1 3/4”W.
Sterling silver, with onyx
MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS
Made in the USA
1 5/8”L x 1 3/4”W