"Beautiful, old-fashioned and wonderful as a pot, garden plant or cut flower. Polyanthus 'Gold Lace' lasts nearly two weeks once. It’s the texture of polyanthus, as well as the colours which make these such exceptional spring-flowering plants. You can grow them in pots – as a collection – in the middle of your table, or plant them in the garden..."
A diamond 'colibri' bird of paradise hatpin, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1921, FOOTNOTES In the 1920s Van Cleef & Arpels made a series of brooches and hat pins in the form of exotic birds set with rose-cut diamonds in platinum, some with detachable natural feathers, c.f. Editions Paris-Musées, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris 1992, p.154, catalogue no.237 Oiseau de Paradis clip, 1927, and no. 238 Colibri clip, 1925.