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Important yellow gold and diamond suite, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1948

Comprising: an articulated necklace, a bracelet and a ring, all in the paillette motif, set with yellow gold round links studded with single-cut diamonds, necklace length approximately 350mm, bracelet length approximately 190mm, ring size 56, necklace and bracelet signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, ring unsigned. Est. 145,000—215,000 CHF. Lot Sold 170,500 CHF

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Sylvie Raulet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1986, page 131 for another example of a necklace in the 'Paillette' motif.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's