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A Handful of Hidden Treasures

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I survived the wrath of Super Storm Sandy but my internet and cable did not. I hope all those in Sandy’s path are okay and are recovering from the damage swiftly and safely.

With a temporary connection at a nearby office, I wanted to put together a quick post.  There are several smaller auction houses whose late fall auctions have some incredible finds, including works from Suzanne Belperron, Boivin, Sterlé, and Chaumet.  I’ve sorted out the best pieces to share with you today!

From Dupuis Jewels:  The Fall Sale on November 18th, 2012:

LOT 331 – A Fine Ruby and Diamond Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels

Estimate:  250,000–300,000 USD

Set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 7.16 carats, surrounded by round diamonds and diamond-set shoulders, mounted in 18k gold, signed VCA and numbered 12.826

With report 0903879 dated 31 March 2009 from the Gubelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of rubies originating from Burma (Myanmar). No indications of heating.

With report 95013511 dated 20 May 2008 from the AGTA Gemological Testing Center stating that the origin of the ruby is Burma (Myanmar). No indications of heating. Accompanied by Burma Ruby JewelFolio hardcover book.

 

LOT 66 – A Ruby Emerald and Diamond Bird Brooch, Patek Philippe, circa 1971

Estimate:  3,000–5,000 USD

Hammer Price:  $6,500

Of whimsical design, the scampering chick with textured wings and feet and polished beak, the body and head pavé-set with ruby cabochons and diamonds, to the cabochon emerald eyes, mounted in 18k gold, with maker’s mark for Patek Philippe, French assay marks

 

LOT 53 – A Gem-Set, Diamond and Enamel Bangle Bracelet, circa 1970

Estimate:  7,000–9,000 USD

Hammer Price: $8,000

The hinged hoop designed as a textured 18k gold elaborate branch embellished by coral strawberries and green enamel leaves amid flowers and foliage set with sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, inner circumference 6 3/4 ins

LOT 334 – A Fine Emerald and Diamond Ring

Estimate:  120,000–150,000 USD

Set with an octagonal-cut emerald weighing 6.65 carats, flanked on either side by an elongated baguette-cut diamond, mounted in platinum

With report 11085068 dated 1 September 2011 from the Gubelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of emeralds originating from Colombia. Indications of insignificant clarity enhancement.

With report CS 38667 dated 6 November 2006 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this material would be classified as Classic Colombia.

 

LOT 69 – A Rock Crystal, Ruby and Diamond Floral Brooch

Estimate:  1,500–2,000 USD

Hammer Price: $1,600

The stylised lily with flowerhead centering a ruby and diamond pistil amid carved frosted rock crystal petals, the twisted wirework leaves centered with pavé-set diamonds, to the decorative calyx and stem, mounted in 18k gold

 

LOT 335 – An Art Deco Natural Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Jabot Pin, circa 1920

Estimate:  8,000–9,000 USD

Hammer Price: $17,000

Of jardinière design with a leafy potted shrub of palmette motif centered by a sugarloaf emerald between a pair of natural pearls measuring 11.61 mm by 8.25 mm, and 8.85 mm by 6.63 mm, and further embellished with old mine and old European-cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds, mounted in platinum

With report 5151016375 dated 28 September 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating natural pearls, saltwater origin

 

LOT 326 – A Fine Emerald, Diamond and Gold Brooch, Harry Winston, circa 1978

Estimate:  125,000–150,000 USD

Centering an oval emerald weighing approximately 24.70 carats framed by round diamonds, surrounded by polished openwork leaves further accented by round diamonds, mounted in 18k gold, with maker’s mark of Jacques Timey for Harry Winston

With report CS80731 dated 11 June 2010 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that the origin of this material would be classified as Colombia. Faint clarity enhancement.

 

LOT 309 – A Pair of Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Ear Pendants

Estimate:  34,000–38,000 USD

Of floral design, each suspending a carved hexagonal emerald plaque framed by channel-set sapphires accented by small round diamonds, topped by an old European-cut diamond to a circular carved sapphire surmount, mounted in platinum

 

LOT 266 – A Diamond and Emerald Ring, Cartier, circa 1980

Estimate:  10,000–12,000 USD

Hammer Price: $11,000

Of twin swirl design, centering upon an oval diamond weighing 0.88 carat, amid tiered rows of curved graduated baguette-cut diamonds and emeralds, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier and numbered 26883 and 65673

 

LOT 201 – A Victorian Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Estimate:  35,000–40,000 USD

Designed as a graduated fringe comprised of old mine and rose-cut diamond fleur-de-lis motifs, alternating with fluted emerald drops suspending from floral surmounts, mounted in silver and 14k gold, length 15 1/2 ins, late 19th century

 

LOT 123 – An Art Deco Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Ear Pendants, Chaumet, circa 1920

Estimate:  75,000–85,000 USD

Hammer Price: $75,000

Suspending a pair of natural pearl drops measuring approximately 14.5 mm by 9.0 mm, from geometric surmounts and flexible lines and caps accented by round and rose-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, maker’s mark for Joseph Chaumet, with original box

With report 2145840887 dated 23 July 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating natural pearls, saltwater origin

 

LOT 122 – A Lady’s Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch, Cartier, circa 1920

Estimate:  2,000–3,000 USD

Hammer Price: $7,500

The rectangular case decorated with round diamonds, white dial with Roman numerals, manual winding movement, round diamond twin lugs and rondelles, completed by a black double rope strap with black enamel terminals embellished by a pair of round diamond collet connectors and joined to a déployant clasp embellished by black enamel, in platinum and 18k gold

 

LOT 124 – A Natural Pearl and Diamond Ring, Cartier, circa 1925

Estimate:  11,000–13,000 USD

Hammer Price: $12,000

The Toi et Moi design, set with a natural pearl of 7.7 mm and an old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.60 carats, to a slender diamond-set platinum band, signed Cartier and numbered 25479

 

LOT 159 – A Sapphire, Ruby and Gold Brooch, Chaumet, circa 1950

Estimate:  4,000–5,000 USD

Hammer Price: $5,500

The blossoming branch with cabochon ruby pistils amid cabochon sapphire petals, accented by tiny gold beads, to the curled wirework leaves, mounted in 18k gold, signed Chaumet, French assay marks

 

LOT 11 – A Cultured Pearl, Diamond and Gold Necklace, Cartier, circa 1987

Estimate:  3,000–4,000 USD

Hammer Price: $6,000

The torsade design comprising nine strands of cultured pearls joined to a diamond and 18k gold openwork link clasp, length 16 ins, signed Cartier and numbered 603739, French assay marks

 

LOT 107 – An Amethyst, Diamond and Gold Fish Brooch, Boucheron

Estimate:  1,700–2,200 USD

Hammer Price: $2,200

Whimsically designed as a puckering fish with calibré-cut fluted amethyst body, diamond-set eye and fins, mounted in 18k gold, signed Boucheron and numbered A912434, French assay marks

 

LOT 329 – A Coloured Diamond Brooch

Estimate:  75,000–85,000 USD

Hammer Price: $110,000

Centering a marquise-cut fancy intense yellow diamond weighing 8.77 carats, amid a radiating baguette-cut diamond surround, mounted in 14k white gold, suspending from a fine 18k white gold chain (not illustrated), length 17 1/2 ins

With report 2155042068 dated 12 October 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy intense yellow, natural colour, VVS2 clarity

 

LOT 320 – A Fine Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Estimate:  200,000–260,000 USD

Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 8.41 carats, flanked on either side by a trilliant-cut diamond, mounted in platinum and 18k gold

With report 12038236 dated 15 March 2012 from the Gubelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of sapphires originating from Kashmir. No indications of heating.

 

LOT 294.05 – [Addendum] A Carved Emerald Pendant

Estimate:  5,000–7,000 USD

The rectangular emerald weighing approximately 120.00 carats, the front and reverse carved with floral and foliate motifs, mounted in 18k white gold

 

LOT 290 – A Pair of Diamond Ear Pendants

Estimate:  26,000–30,000 USD

Each surmount set with an oval yellow diamond surrounded by tiny round diamonds, and suspending an elongated cluster drop of petite yellow diamond briolettes, mounted in platinum

 

LOT 229 – A Diamond, Platinum and Gold Floral Brooch

Estimate:  3,000–3,500 USD

Hammer Price: $3,800

Fashioned as an orchid pavé-set with diamonds, to textured curled sepals and petals, the lip embellished by an old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.80 carat, atop a trio of round diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k gold

 

LOT 293 – A Pair of Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants

Estimate:  60,000–80,000 USD

The pair of octagonal-cut emeralds together weighing approximately 13.90 carats, each framed by a border of small round diamonds, and suspended from trapezoid-cut and rectangular diamonds topped by a surmount decorated with a line of round diamonds, mounted in 18k white gold

 

LOT 344 – Victorian Diamond, Enamel, Seed Pearl, Silver and 18K Gold Brooch

Estimate:  1,000–1,400 USD

The oval openwork frame fashioned as a snake with textured scales and tiny ruby eyes, surrounding a plaque with translucent cobalt blue enamel on a guilloché ground, embellished by seed pearl grapes and rose-cut diamond leaves, mounted in silver and 18k gold, mid 19th century

 

LOT 83 – An Art Nouveau Opal, Pearl and Silver Pendant Necklace, Paul Follot, circa 1900

Estimate:  1,200–1,500 USD

Hammer Price: $1,000

The slender elongated floriform medallion pierced with finely sculpted overlapping delicate leaf forms above a pear-shaped opal, to an openwork oval frame and suspending a freshwater pearl drop (not tested for natural), accented by green paste collets, joined to a simple link chain, mounted in silver, length 22 ins

 

LOT 16 – A Green Chalcedony, Diamond and Enamel Bird Brooch, Cartier

Estimate:  3,000–4,000 USD

The petite green chalcedony bird with pavé-set diamond wing, polished tail feathers and beak, and ruby eye, reposing on a black enamelled branch, mounted in 18k gold, signed Cartier and numbered R06018, French assay marks

 

LOT 24 – A Pair of Diamond and Gold Ginkgo Leaf Brooches, Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co.

Estimate:  1,200–1,500 USD

Hammer Price: $1,300

The pair of highly polished 18k gold curling ginkgo leaves with elongated stems and accented by round diamonds, signed Tiffany & Co., Cummings (2)

 

LOT 71 – A Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels

Estimate:  2,500–3,000 USD

Hammer Price: $3,200

Designed as a swan with mother-of-pearl body and diamond-set flaring tail feathers, suspended from a fine trace linking necklet, mounted in 18k gold, length 15 1/2 ins, signed VCA and numbered B4599 PS BOCT25, French assay marks

 

LOT 346 – Turquoise and 18K Gold Turtle Lapel Pin, Cartier

Estimate:  1,200–1,400 USD

Hammer Price: $1,100

 

From Artcurial’s Fine Jewellery auction on November 27th, 2012:

Lot 430 – A CULTURED PEARL, BLACK ENAMEL AND YELLOW GOLD, RAM CLIP, BY RENE BOIVIN ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF FRANCOISE CAILLES

 

Lot 435 –  A MOTHER OF PEARL, YELLOW GOLD FLOWER RING, BY STERLE

 

Lot 328 –  A RARE YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL LION BRACELET, BY FABERGE

 

Lot 464 –  A SPINEL, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM RING, BY SUZANNE BELPERRON ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE BY OLIVIER BAROIN

 

Lot 459 – A DIAMOND, WHITE GOLD AND PLATINUM SAPPHIRE ART DECO DOUBLE CLIP

 

Lot 436 – A DIAMOND AND YELLOW GOLD NECKLACE, BY STERLE

 

Lot 434 –  A TURQUOISE DIAMOND AND YELLOW GOLD RING, BY STERLE

 

Lot 433 –  A PAIR OF TURQUOISE AND YELLOW GOLD EAR CLIPS, BY STERLE

 

Lot 432 –  A TURQUOISE AND YELLOW GOLD CLIP, BY STERLE

 

Lot 429 – A DIAMOND, WOOD, SAPPHIRE AND YELLOW GOLD NECKLACE, BY RENE BOIVIN

 

Lot 391 –  A DIAMOND, EMERALD, ONYX AND RUBY WHITE GOLD RING

 

Lot 390 –  A PAIR OF DIAMOND, EMERALD, ONYX, RUBY WHITE AND YELLOW GOLD EAR PENDANTS

 

Lot 364 – A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL DIAMOND AND YELLOW GOLD EAR CLIPS

 

Lot 357 – A YELLOW GOLD BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

 

Lot 353 – A DIAMOND, LAPIS, SAPPHIRE AND YELLOW GOLD WHISTLE PENDANT

 

Lot 332 – A DIAMOND, RUBBY, EMERALD YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD BIRD CLIP

 

Lot 244 – A DIAMOND, RUBY, CHRYSOPRASE AND GOLD CLIP BROOCH, ITALIAN WORK

 

Lot 235 –  A SHELL AND YELLOW GOLD RING BY SEAMANN SCHEPPS

 

Lot 218 – A DIAMOND, OPAL AND PINK GOLD RING

 

Lot 217 – A DIAMOND, YELLOW GOLD AND PLATINUM RING, SIGNED BOUCHERON

 

Lot 209 – A DIAMOND, CORAL AND YELLOW GOLD RING, BY CARTIER

 

Lot 203 – A CORAL LOBSTER BROOCH ATTRIBUTED TO BUCCELLATI

 

Lot 139 – A GOLD PENDANT, BY CARTIER

 

Lot 113 – A CORNALINE, SAPPHIRE AND YELLOW GOLD DACHSHUND BROOCH, BY MELLERIO

 

Lot 102 – A CORAL AND YELLOW GOLD RING, BY CHAUMET

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Magda B.
    April 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I like to know, the Lot 113 – A cornaline, sapphire and yellow gold DACHSHUND brooch, by Mellerio is for sale? If it is, please tell me more about this item and the price. Thank you, Magda

    • Reply
      Magda B.
      April 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      I like the DACHSHUND brooch. Lot 113 – Cornaline, sapphire and yellow gold. Made by Mellerio. It is for sale? Please let me know? I like to know the selling price? Thank you.

    • Reply
      Natalie
      April 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Hi Magda, that was sold by auction house Artcurial in November 2012. Sorry!

      • Reply
        Marilyn Borovi
        September 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        I am itertested to purchase Dachshund dog brooch. Please let me know, if you have or will going to have it for sale. Thank you.

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