Lot 159. A rare Art Deco 'Tutti Frutti' clip brooch, by Cartier. Estimate GBP 300,000 - GBP 400,000 (USD 490,500 - USD 654,000). Price realised GBP 1,150,050 (USD 1,887,232) © Christie's Image Ltd 2011
Designed as a shield-shaped openwork onyx plaque mounted with a series of carved sapphires and ruby leaves interspersed by cabochon emerald and diamond detail, the pavé-set diamond terminal mounted with a ribbed rectangular-shaped emerald to the black enamel surround, circa 1928, with French assay mark for platinum, 6.0cm long. Signed Cartier, number indistinct
Literature: Cf. Hans Nadelhoffer, 'Cartier', Thames & Hudson Ltd, London 2007, p.172, no. 203 for a pair of similar Tutti Frutti clip brooches.
Christie's. Important Jewels, 8 June 2011, London, King Street