Diamond and sapphire panther brooch, Cartier, Paris

Lot 123. Diamond and sapphire panther brooch, Cartier, Paris. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2007

The stalking three-dimensional figure decorated with buff-top calibré-cut sapphire spots against a ground of round diamonds, the eyes of pear-shaped emeralds, the nose of carved onyx, mounted in 18 karat goldsigned Cartier, numbered 636529, maker's mark, assay marks.    

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York, 24 Apr 2007