A French Mid-20th Century platinum and diamond necklace/tiara by Mellerio dits Meller. The necklace is composed of 200 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 44.25 carats, and 200 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 45.75 carats. Approximate total carat weight is 90.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The triple row necklace is formed of two outer rows of round-cut diamonds and a center row of baguette diamonds. The necklace separates forming a separate bracelet. The tiara frame is decorated with 7 round cut pastes. Mellerio fitted box. Mellerio dits Meller, the French jewelry house, was founded in 1613, and is still active today. "With jewelry for Marie-Antoinette, brooches for Princess Mathilde and tiaras for the court of the Netherlands, some of the biggest names in European royal history have cameos in the history of Mellerio dits Meller. The story of this jeweler to kings and queens has been written in gold and precious stones ever since Marie de Medicis lent her support to the house in 1613." Vincent Meylan, Mellerio historian.
|Artist: Mellerio dits Meller|
|Signed: “Mellerio” and house marks, French control marks for platinum and white gold|
|Dimensions: 16-1/2'' length x 9/16'' width|
|Item #: N-15013|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An Antique French Renaissance Revival 18-karat gold and enamel, sapphire, pearl and hardstone cameo bracelet. The bracelet features a hardstone cameo of a Renaissance lady, surrounded by a ruby-accented twisted inner frame of black and white enamel. Openwork Italianate scrolls are decorated with white, black and gold enamel, while four square-cut blue sapphires, and two seed pearls complete the outer frame of the bracelet.
|Dimensions: 6 1/4" interior length x 1" - 7/16" wide|
|Item #: BA-7491|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|