A magnificent and rare art deco natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels,
Lot 183
A magnificent and rare art deco natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels,
Sold for £1,138,850 (US$ 1,949,712) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A magnificent and rare art deco natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1926
The surmount designed as a geometric labyrinth of old brilliant, step, square, baguette and single-cut diamonds, suspending similarly set highly articulated diamond cascades of unequal length with arrow-shaped terminals, one side with a detachable drop-shaped emerald pendant with rose-cut diamond cap and double-sided lozenge-shaped diamond surmount, the central chain of five natural pearls terminating in a detachable drop-shaped pearl pendant with pierced rose-cut diamond cap and sugarloaf cabochon emerald surmount, diamonds weigh 17.70 carats total, emerald drop weighs 13.57 carats, emerald sugarloaf cabochon weighs 0.70 carat, drop-shaped pearl approximately 56 grains, mounted in platinum, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 28051, French assay marks, length 11.7cm

Footnotes

  • This brooch is recorded in the Van Cleef & Arpels' archive as also being a pendentif (pendant).

    Accompanied by a certificate from SSEF stating that the drop-shaped emerald is of Colombian origin, with minor clarity modification in the form of oil in fissures. Certificate number 65526, dated 19th October 2012.

    Accompanied by a certificate from SSEF stating that the drop-shaped pearl is natural, saltwater, with indications of weak artificial colour modification by oil. Certificate number 65525, dated 22nd October 2012.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that there is an additional certificate from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory accompanying this lot stating that the five round pearls are natural, saltwater. Certificate number 06785 dated 30th November 2012.
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