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NEW YORK - On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10am, Doyle New York will hold an auction of Important Jewelry from a variety of prominent estates and collections. The sale will offer dazzling jewelry spanning the Antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern eras by some of the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Tiffany & Co. Certain to attract attention is a group of high-carat-weight diamond jewelry. Also featured will be fine watches and objets de vertu, including elegant compacts, cigarette cases and cufflinks.

Important bracelets-necklace combination by René Lalique.

Highlighting the sale is a rare and important Art Nouveau gold, carved glass, enamel, diamond and natural pearl 'Chrysanthemum' pair of bracelets/necklace combination by Rene Lalique (est. $500,000-700,000). French jeweler Rene Lalique (1860-1945) studied botany and art, and later jewelry design in London and Paris, before opening his own jewelry studio in Paris in 1895. His innovative Art Nouveau jewelry designs garnered international acclaim at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. Following his stunning success at the Exposition Universelle, his studio was flooded with commissions. Dating to this era, circa 1901-1903, the bracelets/necklace combination has descended through several generations of the same family. The ingenious design allows it to be worn as a pair of bracelets or combined to create a necklace. 


Pair of Art Nouveau Gold, Carved Glass, Enamel, Diamond and Natural Pearl 'Chrysanthemum' Bracelets-Necklace Combination, Rene Lalique, circa 1901-1903. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Estimate $500,000  - $700,000.

C Private Collection, New York and Florida. 

Van Cleef & Arpels mystery-set brooch.

From another collection is a Van Cleef & Arpels mystery-set ruby and diamond clip-brooch designed as three overlapping leaves (est. $150,000-250,000). This exquisite circa 1935 brooch is a rare early example of the firm’s mystery-set process, which Van Cleef & Arpels patented in 1933.


Rose Gold, Platinum, Mystery-Set Ruby and Diamond Leaf Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, France. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

18 kt., composed of three overlapping leaves mystery-set with 316 square, rectangular and fancy-shaped rubies approximately 40.00 cts., centering fine ribbon-like veins and topped by two stylized leaves set with 20 tapered baguette and baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, Brevete, S.G.D.G, no. 43.375, with maker's mark (slightly obscured) and French assay markcirca 1935. Estimate $150,000  - $250,000. 

El Morocco: The John Perona Collection.

Also featured in the auction will be jewelry, clocks and accessories from El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 


Art Deco Nephrite Jade, Lapis and Sterling Silver Partners Clock, Cartier, France. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Stem wind and stem set, the nephrite jade clock centering on both sides a rectangular silver-tone dial with black Roman numerals, further centering a rectangular plaque composed of lapis mosaic, framed by sterling silver, topped and edged by sterling silver bands tipped by sugarloaf cabochon nephrite jade, surmounted by a double tiered nephrite jade base, edged and quartered by a sterling silver geometric design, accented by lapis on each side, diameter approximately 3 3/4 x 2 9/16 inches, dial signed Cartier, Made in Francewith French hallmarks. 8 1/4 x 4 1/2 to 7 1/8 x 5 inches. With fitted box, signed Cartier, Paris, London, New York. Estimate $20,000  - $30,000. 

C El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 


Sterling Silver, Gold and Nephrite Jade Mantel Clock, Cartier, European Watch & Clock Co., Inc., France. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

18 kt., brass, key wind and key set, the sterling silver cabinet centering a square guilloche silver-tone dial with black Roman numerals, with gold and black enamel fleur-de-lys style hands, framed by Greek and scrolled design elements, accented by a sterling silver and gold plaque depicting an equestrian steeple chase scene, the top and base composed of nephrite jade, diameter approximately 3 5/8 inches., dial signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc., France, no. 798 bis. 10 1/8 x 5 3/4 to 6 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches. Estimate $15,000  - $20,000. 

C El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 



Two-Color Gold, Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Box, Cartier, France. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

18 kt., the square-shaped rose gold case decorated with alternating square and rectangular yellow gold panels, the side panels set with 36 square-cut sapphires, spaced by 16 small square and rectangular-cut sapphires, accented by 32 baguette diamonds, the thumbpiece set with one rectangular-cut sapphire, flanked by 2 baguette diamonds, sapphires totaling approximately 36.00 cts., diamonds approximately 4.15 cts., signed Cartier, Made in France, no. 61960, with maker's markcirca 1938, approximately 147.8 dwts. 3 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 5/8 inches. With signed fitted case. Estimate $20,000  - $30,000. 

C El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 


Tricolor Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Box. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

14 kt., the square-shaped ridged yellow and rose gold box surmounted on the sides by two white gold rectangular panels accented by pairs of 32 rectangular-cut sapphires, spaced by 18 square and rectangular shaped sapphires and 36 baguette diamonds, the thumbpiece centering one square-shaped diamond flanked by 2 rectangular-cut sapphires, the sapphires altogether approximately 20.00 cts., the diamonds totaling approximately 4.75 cts., circa 1940, approximately 187.5 dwts. 2 7/8 x 3 7/16 x 3/4 inches. Estimate $12,000  - $18,000. 

C El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 


Platinum, White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Cuff Bangle Bracelet. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The stylized scrolled panels set with 100 round & old European-cut and 6 single-cut diamonds, flanked by 18 baguette diamonds, tipped by 6 round diamonds, altogether approximately 11.75 cts., embellished by 42 square-cut sapphires approximately 8.50 cts., completed by a polished white gold cuff bangle, circa 1938, approximately 59 dwts. Inner circle 6 3/4 inches. Estimate $10,000  - $15,000. 

C El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 


Platinum, White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Double Clip-Brooch. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The stylized scroll motif set with 108 round, 4 single-cut and 18 baguette diamonds, approximately 10.80 cts., embellished by two pairs of intersecting bands of 20 square-cut sapphires and tipped by pairs of 24 square-cut sapphires, altogether approximately 8.00 cts., circa 1935, approximately 33.4 dwts. Estimate $10,000  - $15,000. 

C El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. 


Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Dress Set, Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The cufflinks composed of pairs of gold balls inset with 26 small single-cut diamonds and 26 small round sapphires, joined by an oval link chain, the three buttons and 2 studs of similar motif, studded with single-cut diamonds, signed V.C.A., no. 12211circa 1940, approximately 14.5 dwts. With signed fitted box. C El Morocco: The John Perona CollectionEstimate $3,000  - $4,000. 

Another highlight jewelry:


Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant-Earrings. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Estimate $100,000  - $150,000. 


Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Centering one emerald-cut emerald approximately 13.04 cts., flanked by 2 bullet-shaped diamonds approximately .40 ct. Size 4 1/2?. Estimate $50,000  - $70,000

With AGL report no. CS 31047 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, moderate evidence of clarity enhancement present (Oil Type). 


Platinum and Diamond Ring. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Estimate $50,000  - $70,000


Platinum, Diamond and Emerald Brooch. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Centering three emerald-cut diamonds approximately 8.00 cts., tipped by 2 cut-cornered emerald-cut emeralds approximately 3.70 cts., approximately 6.8 dwts. Estimate $40,000  - $60,000

With AGL report no. CS 62476 A and B stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, with insignificant traditional clarity enhancement.


Gold, Silver and Gray Guilloche Enamel Desk Clock, Fabergé. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

14 kt., the square clock centering a circular white dial with black Arabic numerals, applied with gray guilloche enamel with a sunburst design, edged by a polished and finely engraved frame, signed Faberge, with Russian assay markcirca1910. 2 9/16 x 2 1/2 inches. Estimate $30,000  - $40,000


Pair of Platinum, Chalcedony, Diamond and Natural Pearl Earclips, Suzanne Belperron. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Estimate $15,000  - $20,000