A multi-gem set parrot brooch, by Cartier,
Lot 378Y
A multi-gem set parrot brooch, by Cartier,
Sold for £16,800 (US$ 28,290) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A multi-gem set parrot brooch, by Cartier, 1950s
Modelled perched on a branch, the textured feathered body with carved sapphire and round brilliant-cut diamond wing, the beak formed of carved coral, the eye as a circular-cut emerald with round brilliant-cut diamond surround, the tail feathers with round brilliant-cut diamond highlights, length 80mm, signed Cartier Paris, maker's mark, French assay marks


  • Lot numbers 367-417 are being sold from the Estate of the Late Madame Paulette Howard-Johnston, daughter of the French artist Paul César Helleu, and wife of Rear-Admiral Clarence Dinsmore Howard-Johnston, CB, DSO, DSC. Please see the catalogue or contact the department for the full biography and provenance.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the date of this brooch is circa 1970, not 1950s as mentioned in the catalogue.
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