Rare and important 18 karat gold, platinum, faience, diamond, colored stone and enamel 'Sekhmet' brooch, Cartier, Paris. Photo courtesy Sotheby's
Egyptian goddess Sekhmet brandishing a fan of stylized lotus blossom motifs, highlighted by a diamond-set bracelet and arm band, fitted at the waist with two gold belts of zig-zag patterning set atop a plinth backed by a hemisphere with a sun disk above, all decorated with black enamel highlighted by diamonds and accented by rubies and emeralds, signed Cartier, Paris, numbered 8758, with French assay marks; circa 1925. Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000
PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE ESTATE OF IYA, LADY ABDY, THENCE BY DESCENT TO THE PRESENT OWNER
The Cartier Collection: Jewelry by François Chaille, page 145.
Cartier: Innovation Through the 20th Century published by Flammarion, page 140, plate 65.
Cartier: 1900-1939 by Judy Rudoe, page 307, plates 254a and 254b.
Egyptomania: Egypt in Western Art 1730-1930 by the National Gallery of Canada, page 532, plates 360-361.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York | 11 Dec 2013, 10:00 AM - http://www.sothebys.com