Lot 469. Pair of fine gem set and diamond clips, Cartier, circa 1930. Estimate 69,000 — 98,000 CHF. Lot sold 466,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's
Each set with a carved emerald leaf, within a frame of cabochon rubies, ruby beads and baguette and single-cut diamonds, the clip fittings backed with mother-of-pearl, each signed Cartier, numbered, French assay marks, fitted case stamped Cartier.
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Lydia, Lady Deterding.
Bibliography: Cf: Alexandra Rhodes and Stefano Papi, 20th Century Jewelry & The Icons of Style, London, 2013, pg. 38 for an illustration of these clips.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30 AM