Ref #: EJPIN03597

Van Cleef & Arpels – Estate

18k Gold, Enamel & Diamond Bulldog Pin

"The Toff" bulldog pin, designed as a whimsical, British bulldog, analogous to Winston Churchill, with white enameled wingtip collar and black enameled bow tie, circular-cut ruby eyes and gold chained, circular-cut diamond monocle, mounted in 18k yellow gold, with double pin stem in 18k yellow gold at back, numbered 77.551, signed Van Cleef & Arpels. 35mm length (1.4") and 28mm (1.1") width at widest point.

The great Parisian jewelers all stepped back from classically opulent jewelry making to occasionally design something artistic and amusing, while still maintaining unsurpassed quality in material and design.

This jewel of a British bulldog is a representational tour de force. With enameled wingtip collar and chained diamond monocle, not only is all England invoked, but Winston Churchill in particular. Tenacity and single-minded purpose dressed as a gentleman.

-Terry Betteridge
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