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18 Karat gold, platinum, sapphire and diamond 'Morning Glory' necklace, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Photo Sotheby's. 

The front suspending five fanciful flowerheads set with numerous round sapphires, spaced by sculpted flower buds, set with round diamonds weighing approximately 12.75 carats, gross weight approximately 196 dwts, length 16 inches, signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Studios, scratch number 16572543. With signed and fitted box. Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 USD

Litterature: A necklace of similar design dating from 1955 is illustrated on the cover and interior of The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger by Chantal Bizot et al, pages 42-43.

See also: Tiffany & Co. by Grace Mirabella, pages 37 and 78.

The Impossible Collection of Jewelry: The 100 Most Important Jewels of the Twentieth Century by Vivienne Becker, plate 60.

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