A fine gem-set pendant-brooch, circa 1930. Estimate CHF130,000 - CHF150,000 ($94,614 - $109,170). Price Realized CHF190,500 ($138,646). Photo Christie's Image Ltfd 1998
Designed as a pierced curved bar with diamond palmette terminals suspending an articulated plaque of marquise-cut diamonds and carved ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst or citrine flowerheads with diamond-set borders to the emerald, diamond and yellow diamond tassels, circa 1930, with French assay marks
Note: Floral engraved gemstones were a preferred motif in the 1920s. Whether on brooches or vanity cases, in precious or hardstones, they were ubiquitous, bringing a very colourful touch to the creations.
Christie's. ART DECO JEWELLERY, 17 November 1998. Geneva