Lot 52. Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Botte de Radis', René Boivin, 1985. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 CHF. Lot Sold 62,500 CHF. Photo Sotheby's
Designed as a radish bunch, composed of polished rhodochrosite, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the leaves set with circular-cut peridots, signed René Boivin, French assay and maker's marks.
Bibliography: Cf.: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Paris, 1994, pg. 358 for an illustration of this brooch.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 11 nov. 2015, 10:00 AM