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18 Karat gold, platinum, amethyst, emerald and diamond 'Vigne' necklace, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Photo Sotheby's.

The entwined meandering vines of graduated design, suspending 11 oval-shaped amethysts measuring approximately 26.1 by 21.0 mm to 17.7 by 14.1 mm, decorated with diamond-set flowers and leaves set with round diamonds weighing approximately 7.75 carats, the leaves accented by cabochon emeralds, length 15 inches, signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger; accompanied by an additional link set with an oval-shaped amethyst measuring approximately 18.3 by 13.1 mm, with six cabochon emeralds and round diamonds, length 1¼ inch. With signed and fitted box; the extra link with a signed pouch. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 USD

Litterature: A necklace of similar design dating from 1960 is illustrated in Bijoux de Jean Schlumberger edited by Franco Maria Ricci, pages 74-75.

See also: Tiffany Colored Gems by John Loring, page 47.

Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design by John Loring page 180.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels.New York | 11 déc. 2013 - www.sothebys.com