Each designed as a tapering domed section composed of graduated gold spheres connected by rope-work detail, 1950s, signed Marchak Paris and numbered, French assay marks for gold. Note: The french jewellery house was founded in 1918. Originally from Kiev in Russia, Alexandre Marchak moved to Paris at the age of 26 and opened his boutique at 4, rue de la Paix. By the end of the 1920s he had established an excellent reputation not only in Europe but also in America. Exhibiting alongside Robert Linzeler, with whom he was an associate for a period, at the famous Paris exhibition of decorative arts in 1925, he was awarded a "grand prix" for his pieces inspired by the Orient in black laquer and mother-of-pearl. However, the pieces with which the name Marchak are most associated today are the works of the 1950s and 1960s when Alexandre's son had taken over the reigns. During this time the house worked closely with Jacques Verger and, similarly to his friend Pierre Sterlé, was very inspired by birds and flowers. These clips are beautifully made and showcase well one of the stylistic evolutions of the period - ropework yellow gold details - which can be seen here in between the spheres. Marchak did a series of jewels incorporating these two elements.