Lot 35. An art deco rock crystal and diamond 'éventail' clip brooch, by Suzanne Belperron. Estimate £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Bonham's.
The carved rock crystal shield highlighted by old brilliant-cut diamond volutes and old brilliant-cut diamond borders, French maker's mark GD flanking a fleur-de-lys, for Groëné et Darde, a known maker for Belperron, French assay mark, length 4.4cm.
Provenance: The original fan or 'éventail' model designed by Belperron was created during her time at Maison René Boivin. For a pair of very similar rock crystal and diamond clips, also made by Groëné et Darde and designed by Belperron, see P. Corbett, W. Landrigan, N. Landrigan, Jewelry by Suzanne Belperron, Thames & Hudson, 2015, p. 43.
Bonham's. London Jewels, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM GMT