14 mai 2019

Diamond and opal demi-parure, 'Pig' from the Animal World collection, Chopard

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Lot 320. Diamond and opal demi-parure, 'Pig' from the Animal World collection, Chopard. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 CHF. Lot sold 350,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's

The detachable pendant designed as a pig pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds of pink tint, supporting four briolette diamonds, the eyes highlighted with cabochon tourmalines, on a row of pink opal beads measuring from approximately 14.95 to 7.55mm, decorated with swirl motifs set with brilliant-cut diamonds of pink tint, length approximately 940mm, and a pair of earrings, collapsible post and hinged back fittings, sautoir and pendant signed Chopard, pair of earrings and pendant numbered, accompanied by a pouch, fitted case and box stamped Chopard, and the Animal World book by Chopard.

Please note that the diamonds of pink tint have not been tested for natural colour.

LiteratureCf.: Chopard, Animal World, 2013, for an illustration of the sautoir.

Note: The Animal World collection was created by Caroline Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard for the jewellery house's 150th anniversary in 2010. Depicting over 150 animals from all around the world, both wild and tame, using a combination of colourful gemstones to represent the entire animal kingdom at its best.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 14 may 2019 


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