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Lot 383. A pair of Art Deco emerald, natural pearl, ruby and diamond ear clips, Cartier. Estimate USD 1,500,000 - USD 2,500,000. Price realised USD 1,695,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019

Oval-shaped carved emerald of 93.85 carats, hexagonal-shaped carved emerald of 56.40 carats, natural pearls, ruby beads, single and old-cut diamonds, platinum (French marks), 2 and 1 7/8 ins., 1938, hexagon emerald 19th century, oval emerald 19th century or later, each signed Cartier, each no. 38-17151, accompanied by a modern hinged 18k blackened gold cuff bracelet with fittings for the brooches, diameter 2 1/8 ins., made by Cartier, no. HSA 40221.

Cartier, 2013: Certificate of Authenticity
AGL, 2019, report no. 1100338: Colombia, insignificant to minor clarity enhancement, traditional type.

Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 188, no. 149
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. pp. 326-27, no. 240
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 316, no. 217
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 330, no. 221
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 183, no. 130.

Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019