A musical Dior brooch

Made by Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior in 1952 – 3, this exquisitely made piece of costume jewellery conceals a music box inside. When wound at the back, it plays an iconic piece of music that meant a great deal to its globetrotting owner, Marguerite Kitson. Marguerite's daughter, Leona Bannar-Martin, who donated the brooch to the V&A, recalls how and where the brooch was worn.

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