A Continental gem set flamingo brooch
Lot 115
A Continental gem set flamingo brooch
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,332) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Continental gem set flamingo brooch
The flamingo resting on one leg, the head, neck and body pave set throughout with single-cut diamonds, the plumage calibre set with emeralds, rubies and sapphires, with cabochon sapphire eye, and ruby beak, stamped 18k', length 4.5cm.

Footnotes

  • This brooch is modelled on the famous Duchess of Windsor brooch, designed by Jeanne Toussaint for Cartier and purchased by the Duchess in 1940. It was sold by Sotheby's in Geneva in April 1987 for $1.7million.
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Lot symbols
Item contains ruby or jadeite

Please note that as a result of recent legislation ruby and jadeite gem stones of Burmese (Myanmar) origin may not be imported into the US. Rubies and jadeite of non-Burmese origin require certification before import into the US.

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