28 novembre 2008

An art deco diamond brooch, circa 1930

An art deco diamond brooch, circa 1930 Designed as 'un cercle', of pierced geometric form, pavé-set with graduating brilliant-cut diamonds and applied baguette-cut diamond detail, to a hinged opening, diamonds approximately 5.80 carats total, numbered, French assay marks, length 4.2cm. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 Footnote: Van Cleef & Arpels invented the 'circle' brooch, which could be clipped to a collar, hat or bag, circa 1930. Cf: Raulet, Sylvie, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1987, page 179, for design illustrations... [Lire la suite]
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