Wood and diamond brooch, 'Clématite', Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s - Sotheby's.
Designed as a clematis, the petals set with polished bois d'amourette and highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP
LITERATURE: Sylvie Raulet, "Van Cleef & Arpels", Editions Du Regard, 1986, page 144 for a similar example of a "Clematite" brooch from 1972.
Sotheby's. Jewels. London | 11 Apr 2013 www.sothebys.com