Lot 1730. Art Deco Coloured Stone, Diamond and Enamel 'Bird' Brooch, Lacloche Frères, Paris, circa 1930. Estimate 600,000 — 750,000 HKD (67,756 - 84,695 EUR). UnsoldPhoto: Sotheby's.

The openwork circular plaque depicting a calibré-cut ruby, sapphire, emerald and onyx bird amidst similarly-set floral blossoms, enhanced by black enamel branches and diamond collet details, to the old-cut diamond border together weighing approximately 3.00 carats, mounted in platinum, circa 1930, signed Lacloche, Paris, numbered 67697.  

Provenance: Always in Style: 150 Years of Artistic Jewels, sold by Sotheby’s New York on 20 April 2010, lot 105;

About Lacloche. 
Founded in Madrid in the late 19th century by four brothers, Lacloche Frères is best known for their Art Deco designs, especially their elaborate jeweled vanity and cigarette cases using bright and colourful gemstones with decorative motifs. This intricate brooch is a perfect example that demonstrates the maison’s supreme artistry and meticulous craftsmanship at the height of their success.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva,  16 nov. 2016