Lot 139. An Art Deco jade, ruby and onyx pendant brooch, by Cartier. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 32,700 - USD 49,050). Price realised GBP 67,250 (USD 110,357) © Christie's Image Ltd 2011
The detachable carved jade pendant in the form of a gourd, suspended from two cabochon rubies to the onyx rondelles and rose-cut diamond detail, surmounted by a jade bar brooch with black enamel and cabochon ruby terminals, circa 1925, detachable pendant 5.0cm long, brooch 11.0cm long, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Signed Cartier Paris, no. 08303 (indistinct), with workshop mark HD for Droguet
Note: Cf. Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, 'Platinum by Cartier', Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1996, p. 119 for an example of a similar carved jade pendant.
Christie's. Important Jewels, 8 June 2011, London, King Street