18 Karat Gold and Diamond Necklace, Sterlé, Paris, Circa 1960. photo Sotheby's
Composed of graduated ribbon-like gold links, set at the front with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.40 carats, length 15 inches, signed Sterlé, Paris, numbered 4056, maker's mark, French assay marks. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD
18 Karat Gold, Platinum and Diamond Bow-Knot Bracelet, Sterlé, Paris, Circa 1950. photo Sotheby's
The stylized bow-knot composed of gold links, accented by rectangular platinum plaques set with round diamonds weighing approximately .85 carat, internal circumference 6½ inches, signed Sterlé, Paris, numbered 4094, maker's mark, French assay marks. Est. 9,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD
NOTE: Illustrated in Sterlé: Joallier Paris by Viviane Jutheau, p. 64.
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