An Antique 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with demantoid garnet, diamonds and ruby. The brooch has 38 demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, 34 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats, and a ruby eye. The 3 dimensional brooch is positioned in a perched position.
|Dimensions: 1/2 inch in height x 1 3/8 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16847|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Victorian silver-topped 18 karat gold, diamond, emerald, ruby and pearl brooch, featuring a depiction of the penultimate scene from the fable "Jack and the Beanstalk" in which Jack lures the giant by stealing the mermaid harp. A baroque pearl forms the tail of a sculpted 18-karat gold mermaid decorating the base of a lyre outlined with old mine-cut diamonds. The strings of the lyre are accented with emeralds, rubies, diamonds and a sapphire weighing approximately 1.75, .30, .30 and .05 carats respectively.
|Dimensions: 2" x 1 1/4"|
|Item #: BO-6926|
|Price: $13,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Austrian Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with diamond, sapphires, rubies, emerald, garnet and pearl. The bloomed gold, three dimensional butterfly is set with 1 fancy cut garnet approximately 1.40 carats, 1 diamond approximately .03 cts, 4 sapphires approximately .55 carat, 4 rubies approximately .30 carat, 2 emerald approximately .12 carat and one pearl.
|Signed: Austrian control mark.|
|Dimensions: 1 inch in height x 2 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16927|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Art Deco platinum and gold brooch with diamonds, ruby, emerald and lapis lazuli by Kohn. The brooch has 38 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats, with ruby and emerald accents. The base of the jardiniere is formed of a single piece of lapis lazuli with red and black enamel.
|Dimensions: ¾ inches in height x 2¼ inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16257|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Deco platinum and enamel watch/brooch with diamonds, rubies and emeralds by Tiffany & Co. The watch/brooch has 215 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.65 carats, and 14 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carats, 20 square-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .90 carat, 6 cabochon rubies and 1 carved bead ruby with an approximate total weight of .52 carat and 11 cabochon and calibre-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of .33 carat. "The style for decorative arts of the 1920's was streamlined; form was reduced to basic geometry and the color palette was made strong and bold as opposed to the delicate pastels that were fashionable in the decades before the war. This trend became solidly established at the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Industriels et Modernes, where visitors were electrified by the explosion of contrasting primary colors, geometric pattern and stylized natural subjects that burst on the scene."Similar pictured and discussed in American Luxury Jewels from the House of Tiffany, by Falino and Markowitz, editors, Antique Collectors' Club, 2009, page 144, Plate 91.
|Artist: Tiffany & Co|
|Signed: “Tiffany Irid Plat” “Tiffany & Co” on watch face|
|Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in height x 2 1/8 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16786|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds and rubies. The brooch has 98 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.35 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 3 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of .50 carats. The brooch is designed as a stylized, ruby tied triple ribbon bow.
|Dimensions: 2 1/2 inches in height x 1 1/4 inches at widest|
|Item #: BO-16533|
|Price: $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Deco platinum and enamel brooch with diamonds and rubies. The brooch has 306 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.75 carats, and 2 cabochon ruby accents.This dimensional brooch representing a dove, the symbol of peace and love, is of special significance, as it was produced as France and the European continent were heading towards war.
|Signed: “5995” French control marks|
|Circa: Late 1930’s|
|Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in height x 2 3/4 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16776|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with diamonds and rubies by Van Cleef & Arpels. These "Boule" earrings have 136 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 186 invisibly set rubies with an approximate total weight of 20.00 carats. French control marks. Additional mark: "33809". With signed Van Cleef & Arpels box.Van Cleef & Arpels patented the invisible setting in 1933. This dazzling technique consists of setting stones in such a way that no prongs are visible. At first, the invisible setting was reserved for flat pieces, such as the Minaudière precious case inspired by Florence Jay Gould. But as the technique developed, Van Cleef & Arpels began using it on more complex undulating shapes. The technique is so intricate that producing a single brooch takes no less than 300 hours work. Each faceted stone is delicately inserted onto thin gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Once complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing, creating an air of mystery.The invisible setting technique is discussed in "Van Cleef & Arpels", by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1986, pages 117-118.
|Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels|
|Signed: “Van Cleef & Arpels”, makers mark, control marks, “33809”|
|Dimensions: 1 inches in length x 5/8 inch in width|
|Item #: ER-16187|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|