Oreste Giovanni Corletto Enamel Gold Elephant Brooch
Rare vintage blue enamel and 18ct gold elephant brooch by Italian jewellery designer Oreste Giovanni Corletto. Our elephant has a royal blue enamel head and curved trunk where she is holding a diamond. She has large gold ribbed ears with a sapphire in the centre of each one, gold tusks and diamond set eyes. There is a pin with sliding lock on the back to fix the brooch in place. Weight 19.5gms; measurements from ear to ear, 4cms x height from the tip of the ears to the tip of the trunk, 4cms x depth 2cms. Stamped 18kt, Italy, Corletto. She is in excellent condition and dates from the 1960s. Oreste Giovanni Corletto formed Corletto Inc fine jewelry in partnership with Tishman & Lipp in 1963 and were among the first to import a full collection of Italian merchandise for resale to the retail trade. Corletto designs were inspired by nature and figurative art and known for fine quality and craftsmanship.