A 5.14 carat modified shield-cut diamond topped gold and glass bottle, by Asprey & Gabi with GIA H, VSI, original box, certs and paperworks
Lot 212
A diamond, amethyst and eighteen karat gold perfume bottle, Asprey & Gabi Tolkowsky,
US$ 80,000 - 100,000
£49,000 - 62,000

Auction 19405: Fine Jewellery
19 Oct 2011 13:00 EDT

New York
Lot Details
A diamond, amethyst and eighteen karat gold perfume bottle, Asprey & Gabi Tolkowsky, A diamond, amethyst and eighteen karat gold perfume bottle, Asprey & Gabi Tolkowsky,
A diamond, amethyst and eighteen karat gold perfume bottle, Asprey & Gabi Tolkowsky, 2001
the round glass bottle draped with gold in a floral motif, on a scalloped gold base, detailed on base and neck with round cabochon amethysts surmounted by a modified shield-shaped diamond stopper, weighing 5.14 carats; signed Asprey, with London hallmark 2001, with signed box height: 4 1/2in.

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by GIA report #10597524, dated March 30, 1999, stating: H color, VS1 clarity.

    "THE OUGI"

    Deep inside Mother Earth, some two billion years ago in South Africa, was born a colorless, 10.71 carat rough diamond. Raised by mankind towards night and life, it was transformed together with my companion Master Cutters, into a 5.14 carat polished diamond covered with ninety-seven precise facets to become the legendary "Ougi".

    "Ougi" - the beautiful and decorated Japanese fan which adorned the most prestigious, legendary personalities in Japanese History.

    It took more than eight months to fashion and create this colorless, water-like, beautiful mirror of past, present and future eternity.

    This beauty is carried on top of a captivating, splendid perfume bottle, designed and created by Asprey & Garrard, London.

    May this "Ougi" spread the scent of joy and happiness and remain your companion forever.

    This diamond is marked on its girdle with my initials G.S.T.

    Gabi S. Tolkowsky
    Antwerp, Belgium
    June 2002
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