A French Art Deco platinum double clip brooch with diamonds by Ostertag. The double clip brooch has 182 round and baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.50 carats, G/H/I color, VS/SI clarity. Original bill of sale from M.S.Arnold Ostertag. The clips are designed in a stylized wing motif. Signed box, 'Paris Arnold Ostertag'. The firm of Ostertag was founded in the 1920's by Swiss-born, Arnold Ostertag (1883 – c.1940) is said to have created objects that rivaled the creations of the more celebrated houses of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Boucheron. The Ostertag Maison was located in Paris, at number 16 Place Vendôme near other important jewelry houses of the day.During the 1920s and 1930s, Ostertag was especially known for jewelry and objets d'art based on Asian and Indian designs. One style, known as Tutti Frutti, popular from the early 1920s to the late 1930s combined influences from Islamic religious architecture and so-called Hindu or Indian styles.Emeralds, carved rubies, and sapphires – often imported from worldwide locations – were interspersed with diamonds. The jewels were crafted into unique pieces using the highest known techniques of the day and arranged into flowers and leaves, studded with berries and fruit. Many of the creations were purchased by an elite clientele that ranged from empresses, kings, and dukes to celebrities.Ostertag was among the renowned Parisian jewelers, led by Cartier and Mauboussin that were invited to commission masterpieces in collaboration with other respected and well-known jewelry and timepiece houses of the day. Ostertag's objets d'art and decorative clocks made by the revered clockmaker, George Verger, are jeweled works of art.In 1929 Ostertag exhibited jewelry and objets d'Art at the Musee Galliera. Ostertag's Paris shop continued until late 1939 when he left for America where he died around 1940.His biographers, Proddow and Healy, write that Ostertag regularly visited America in years between World Wars I and II. They write that he would come to New York in mid-October, spend two months in Los Angeles, then visit Florida, and return to Paris via Cannes at Easter. After two months in Paris, he spent July in Deauville, August in the south of France, and September in Biarritz.At the onset of World War II, Maison Ostertag closed its doors forever. Discussed in Art Deco Jewelry by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1985.
|Signed: House marks (partial) and French Control Marks|
|Dimensions: 1-3/8" length x 2-5/8" width|
|Item #: BO-17293|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18 karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The bracelet centers on 11 calibre-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and 20 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats. The bracelet strap consists of a row of articulated segments which terminates in the sapphire set clasp formed from two stylized gold scrolls. Pictured in Boucheron, by Gilles Neret, Rizzoli, 1988, page 135, Plate 216.
|Signed: “Boucheron Paris”, French control marks|
|Dimensions: 6 1/2" length x 7/8" widest|
|Item #: BA-13557|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18-karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The flexible link bracelet has 72 cabochon blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.80 carats. The bracelet is composed of 4 dimensional half moons set with cabochon sapphires and diamonds from a double row of oval and rectangular 'seed" links.
|Signed: “Boucheron-Paris”, “213”, “2.88”, French control marks|
|Dimensions: 6-5/8" length x 1-1/16" wide|
|Item #: BA-15838|
|Price: $39,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold watch with tiger's eye and diamonds by Boucheron. The watch has 6 tiger's eye and gold alternating links and 30 round diamonds surrounding the dial with an approximate total weight of .45 carat. Pictured in Boucheron Le Joaillier Du Temps, by Gilles Neret, Conti, 1992, page 176-177 (Illustrations).
|Signed: “Boucheron Paris” 71670- 73080|
|Dimensions: 8 inches in length x 1 inch diameter (watch face)|
|Item #: W-17158|
|Price: $10,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An important French Retro, platinum and 18-karat gold bracelet with diamonds, rubies, and rose quartz by George Verger. The bracelet consists of two facing, rose quartz, multi-ball clusters with bezel-set round cut ruby tops with an approximate total weight of 1.65 carats. The solid pink gold cuff is center-hinged, and the two clusters are accented on the sides by old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.30 carats and calibre-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1 carat.The Jacques Verger workshop was a successful, behind the scenes force creating jewels for Boucheron, Cartier, Gübelin, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well making his own signed pieces, like this bracelet which bears the Verger maker's marks. Verger is known for his magnificent clocks featuring strongly defined shapes, simple lines and stylized decoration. For the Haute Joaillerie he created the most elaborate fancies of form and color contrast, as we see here in this important gold and platinum bracelet.
|Artist: George Verger|
|Signed: “Verger” with French marks for 18kt gold and platinum|
|Dimensions: extends from 6 1/2" to 7" length x 1" width|
|Item #: BA-14162|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French Mid-20th Century platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Boucheron. The bracelet is made of alternating rows of round and oval cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 16.45 carats, and baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.65 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.
|Dimensions: 7" length x 7/8" - 5/8" width|
|Item #: BA-10917|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18 karat yellow gold 'Epis' bracelet by Boucheron. The bracelet is made of 12 polished yellow gold palmettes links. Pictured as a necklace in Boucheron La Capture de L'eclat, by Patrick Wald Lasowski, Anne-Marie Clais, Edition Cercle D'Art, 2005, page , Plate 159.
|Signed: “Boucheron Paris”|
|Dimensions: 7'' length x 7/8'' width|
|Item #: BA-17715|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French 18 karat gold bracelet with diamonds by Boucheron Paris. The bracelet has 40 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.00 carats. The 5 ribbed open oval links are connected with diamond pavé links. With original signed Boucheron pouch. The bracelet has an additional unsigned rectangular link.
|Signed: "Boucheron Paris" no. "1433"|
|Dimensions: 8-1/2'' length x 1-1/2'' wide|
|Item #: BA-17970|
|Price: $24,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|