Sapphire, emerald, black opal and diamond jabot pin, circa 1915
- sapphire, emerald, black opal and diamond
Cf: Judy Rudoe, 'Cartier 1900 - 1939' London, 1997, page 304 for similar designs by Cartier.
The knotted lotus bunch and papyrus became a popular jewellery motif well before the First World War and was pioneered by Cartier. As early as 1910 drawings and designs by Cartier were copied directly from Owen Jones's Grammar of Ornament, published in London in 1856; it presented a survey of decorative styles from Ancient Egypt to nineteenth Century Europe and remained a classic source book for decades.