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Antique French Diamond, Colored Stone, and Gold Topped Silver Necklace

A French Antique 18 karat gold and silver top necklace with diamonds, peridots, grossularite garnets, pink topaz, aquamarines and chrysoberyls. The graduated, foiled colored stones are framed and spaced with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.60 carats. The closed backs are decorated with a deeply carved swirl motif. This necklace was the property of the Estate of Quincy Adams Shaw, and then by descent. He was an important businessman, having invested in copper mining. He lived in Paris in the 1850's where he became involved in the artistic world and began collecting. "Necklaces were short [in the early 19th C...Typically, they consisted of a rivière of gems...The strong emphasis on colour was further underlined by the technique of 'foiling' each coloured gem...." -Mascetti and Triossi. Discussed in The Necklace From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi , Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997, page 85 (discussion).

Signed: French control and makers mark.
Circa: 1860's
Dimensions: 14-1/2" length
Item #:  N-16544
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Antique French Diamond, Colored Stone, and Gold Topped Silver Necklace

French Antique Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and Gold topped Silver Set of Swallow Brooches

A set of three French Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver, platinum and enamel brooches with diamonds and pearls. The brooches have a combined total of 87 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carat, 4 bezel set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a realistic feather motif. The later platinum diamond set chain connecting the three swallows is removable. Original fitted box. Swallows were highly symbolic in the 18th and 19th Centuries. They symbolized wanting your loved one to return home safely, faithfully, or to simply return home quickly.

Signed: French control mark
Circa: 1870's
Dimensions: Brooches: 1-3/4" length x 1-7/8" width (2) and 1-3/4" length x 2-1/4" width: length with platinum chain: 8".
Item #:  BO-17193
Price:   $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Antique Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and Gold topped Silver Set of Swallow Brooches

Lucien Gautrait French Art Nouveau Gold Pendant with Sapphire, Diamonds and Pearl

A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with pink sapphire, diamonds and pearl by Lucien Gautrait. The pendant has a pear-cut pink sapphire with an approximate total weight of .80 carat, 2 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carat, and a baroque pearl drop. The pendant shows an emergent woman with flowing hair and outstretched arms in a euphoric opium-induced state. Art Nouveau 18 karat chain not original to the piece. Pictured in Masterpieces of French Jewelry, by Judith Price, Running Press, 2006, page 48. Pictured in Henri Vever French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, Thames Hudson, 2001, page 1110

Artist: Gautrait
Signed: “L Gautrait” and Makers mark French control mark
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 3 1/2 inches in length x 2 1/4 inches at the widest
Item #:  PT-16445
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Lucien Gautrait French Art Nouveau Gold Pendant with Sapphire, Diamonds and Pearl

André Rambour French Art Nouveau Gold and Enamel Pendant

A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant by André Rambour. The pendant depicts a maiden within an enamel iris which is suspended by fancy link chain and an enameled foliate top.

Artist: Andre Rambour
Signed: French control and maker’s marks.
Circa: 1900's
Dimensions: 2-1/4" length x 1-3/8" width
Item #:  PT-16521
Price:   $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
André Rambour French Art Nouveau Gold and Enamel Pendant

Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont Diamond and Gold Curb Link Necklace

A French 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont. The necklace has 1400 round cut pave set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 47.00 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. The necklace is composed of 37 graduated curb links.

Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Signed: “142105 Van Cleef & Arpels” Georges Lenfont house mark “
Circa: 1980's
Dimensions: 16 1/2" long by 3/4" at the widest.
Item #:  N-16897
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont Diamond and Gold Curb Link Necklace

Cartier Paris Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold 'Trinidad' Link Necklace

A French late-20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Cartier. The necklace has round and square-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, which composes the three diamond set plaques on the brick chain necklace. The "Trinidad' diamond necklace. With signed Cartier box and Cartier documentation.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: “638739 Cartier 750”
Circa: 1990’s
Dimensions: 16" length x 1/2" width
Item #:  N-17281
Price:   $37,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Cartier Paris Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold 'Trinidad' Link Necklace

French Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Necklace

A French Mid-20th Century platinum necklace with sapphires and diamonds. The center of the necklace has 4 graduated festooned strands of 162 round and oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 25.00 carats that form the articulated swag. The blue sapphires are most likely from Ceylon. The top strand and side decoration have 153 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.00 carats, and 104 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 14.40 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. French control mark for platinum. The motifs of 1950's jewelry design may appear similar to pieces produced in the '40's, but they were executed in an entirely different way. Retro Jewelry had a solid, heavy and highly polished look whereas 50's jewelry was open, airy and textural, although still solid and "important" in appearance. There was beautiful movement and a depth displayed in the execution of design in this period, as this swag designed necklace exemplifies.

Circa: 1950's
Dimensions: 14-1/2" length, with later 2" extension x 1-5/8" width at the center of the draping.
Item #:  N-16457
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
French Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Necklace

Mellerio dits Meller French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace Bracelet and Tiara

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
Circa: 1950
Dimensions: 16-1/2'' length x 9/16'' width
Item #:  N-15013
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Mellerio dits Meller French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace Bracelet and Tiara
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