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Ca. 1970s - Early 1980s


This is one of several similar marks used by the House of Chanel in the 1970s moving into the early 1980s. For more Chanel mark examples, click here.
Chanel Round 1970s Mark

Chanel Round 1970s Mark

- Photo by Jay B. Siegel
This 1970s mark shows the copyright and registered symbols above CHANEL in block letters on a round cartouche. Below that is the familiar interlocking CC logo and "Made in France." Marks from this era can be found both with and without the circular outline shown here.

Chanel has used many different marks since the 1960s including both round and oval cartouche signature plates and sometimes stamping CHANEL directly into the piece. The earliest pieces of Chanel jewelry were unmarked. Most of the older pieces from the 1930s, '40s and '50s are in private collections and rarely come up for sale on the secondary market.

Costume jewelry by the House of Chanel is unique in that once the season has passed and pieces are no longer available in boutiques, they're already considered collectible on the secondary market.

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