William De Lillo Pearlesque Parure
Lovely rare complete signed William De Lillo pearl and white glass parure. The set is amazing on and it can be worn in so many combinations. Earrings are about 1″, the bracelet is 7″ long X 1″ wide, the brooch/pendant is 2″ wide, the necklace is about 24″ around. Condition is unused and almost excellent with only some aging to a few stones which have a bit of gray. The glass pearls are excellent.
William de Lillo was a major vintage fashion jewelry designer from Belgium who immigrated to the Unites States. His jewelry was often one of a kind, couture, runway pieces, or limited edition. He worked with many exclusive clients producing such pieces. Those patrons include Elizabeth Taylor. During the 1950s he worked for Cartier, Harry Winston, and Tiffany. In 1967 he started the House of de Lillo with Robert F. Clark. Clark had formally designed for Miriam Haskell. While living in France the 1970s they continued to produce jewelry for fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Schiaparelli.
From the William De Lillo archive of prototypes and samples. This piece is a prototype. These are special pieces, truly a part of William De Lillo’s history.