A fine Art Deco diamond ring, C.D. Peacock,
Lot 129
A fine Art Deco diamond ring,
C.D. Peacock, circa 1925
Sold for US$ 125,000 inc. premium

Fine Jewellery

20 Jun 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
A fine Art Deco diamond ring, C.D. Peacock, A fine Art Deco diamond ring, C.D. Peacock, A fine Art Deco diamond ring, C.D. Peacock, A fine Art Deco diamond ring, C.D. Peacock,
A fine Art Deco diamond ring, C.D. Peacock, circa 1925
centering an emerald-cut diamond, weighing 4.94 carats, within an engraved mount, enhanced by single-cut and French-cut diamonds; signed Peacock; mounted in platinum; size 4 1/2

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by GIA report # 5171618676, dated May 05, 2016, stating the diamond as: E color, VS1 clarity.

    The 1920's or "roaring twenties" was characterized with a dynamic political, social, technical and artistic change that provided an uncensored flamboyant environment. The nation's wealth more than doubled, bringing prosperity to America; women could now vote and work; the automobile industry flourished - one in every five American had wheels; jazz was hot, and even with prohibition, the world was full of splendor and glamour. The twenties roared like no decade before it, and Chicago was a rich hotbed of industry and entertainment.

    Jewelry also saw a change from the flourishes of the belle époque and rococo swags and bows to modern, sleek, geometric forms mirrored by the change in fashion and the decorative arts. This ring reflects the 1920 aesthetic – an elegant engraved platinum mounting accented with French-cut diamond shoulders and single-cut diamond gallery, surmounted by a squared emerald-cut diamond of high color and clarity. The beautiful cut and proportions of this diamond were the most popular during the art deco era, and undoubtedly this was not only a special diamond but also an exquisite mounting.

    This ring was purchased from one of the oldest jewelry stores in Chicago, C.D. Peacock, which although incorporated in 1902, first opened their doors in 1837. Founder Elijah Peacock emigrated from London, a third generation watch and jewelry repairman, he offered is clients "old world elegance." The business passed down through generations, yet never strayed from offering the finest quality items to their wealthy private clientele. The interior of the band is engraved with the initials of OBM, owing to family legend that it was a ring belonging to Oatsie Muller, married in Chicago during 1927.

    The Peacock commitment to excellence attracted the crème de la crème of Chicago society from Cyrus McCormick to George Pullman. Catering to the elite with its unparalleled sense of design and craftsmanship.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armour, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $250,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $250,001 to $4,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12.5% on the excess over $4,000,001 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Camille Barbier
    Specialist - Jewellery
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 644 9035
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar Items