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30 juillet 2016

Emerald and diamond clip, mounted by Cartier, 1930s

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Lot 572. Ex-collection of Queen Marie of Romania. Emerald and diamond clip, mounted by Cartier, 1930s. Estimate 95,000 — 165,000 CHF. Lot sold 182,500 CHF. Photo Sotheby's 2012

The octagonal step-cut emerald, framed by circular-cut and baguette diamonds, engraved Monture Cartier and numberedFrench assay and maker's marks, case.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 64565, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with a moderate amount of oil in fissures.

Provenance: August von Finck (1898-1980), thence by descent.

LiteratureCf: Stefano Papi, ‘The Jewels of the Romanovs, Family and Court’, London 2010, page 285 for an illustration of this brooch which was originally in the collection of Queen Marie of Romania.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Geneva | 14 Nov 2012

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