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 American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with purple star sapphire, blue sapphire and pink sapphire by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The brooch centers on a cabochon purple star sapphire with an approximate weight of 30.00 carats, 40 Montana blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats, and an oval cut pink sapphire with an approximate weight of .75 carat. (This design bears characteristics similar to other documented pieces done by Louis Comfort Tiffany)
|Artist: Tiffany & Co|
|Dimensions: 2.25 inches in height x 1.50 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16107|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
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 carats, 2 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carats, 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 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
|Signed: “L Gautrait” and Makers mark French control mark|
|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|
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|
A French Belle Epoque platinum and 18 karat gold brooch with sapphires and diamonds by Cartier. The brooch has a Square-cut center sapphire with an approximate total weight of .65 carats, 8 baguette sapphires with an approximate total weight of .28 carats, and 200 old European-cut and rose diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.85 carats. The brooch is of two bowed ribbons flanking a center plaque. With signed Cartier box.
|Signed: “Cartier” :Paris 3417 #1583”|
|Dimensions: 1 3/16'' in height x 2 1/2'' in width|
|Item #: BO-17135|
|Price: $39,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Deco 18 karat gold brooch with sapphires and diamonds by Mauboussin. The brooch has 34 round sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, and 54 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.35 carats. The butterfly brooch is composed in a high three dimensional motif with cut-out gold wings.
|Signed: “Mauboussun Paris 468” French Control and Makers Marks|
|Dimensions: 2 inches in height x 2 1/8 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-17020|
|Price: $14,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The 'Two Feathers' brooch has 41 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.35 carats, G/H color, VS clarity grade.This brooch was first introduced in 1954 and became an iconic piece for Van Cleef & Arpels.Similar pictured in Set in Style The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sarah D. Coffin, with contributions by Suzy Menkes (and) Ruth Peltason, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2011, page 221 (Similar). The pictured 'Two Feathers' brooch is made in platinum, Mystery-set sapphires and diamonds, Circa 1954.
|Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels|
|Signed: “Van Cleef Et Arpels”|
|Dimensions: 3-7/8" length x 1-3/4" at widest|
|Item #: BO-16717|
|Price: $29,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds, emeralds, ruby and sapphire by David Webb. The brooch has 105 diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats, 11 emeralds with an approximate total weight of .68 carat, 1 ruby with an approximate total weight of .85 carat, and 1 sapphire with an approximate total weight of .20 carat. The brooch depicts a whimsical dolphin with articulated fins. "They roar, whinny, and croak, some of them chatter incessantly, and all are bona fide members of the Webb Kingdom Collection, that body of beasts dating to the beginning of the 1960's and continuing today." Ruth Peltason in David Webb, page 182.Discussed in David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013.
|Artist: David Webb|
|Signed: “David Webb” “18 K Plat”|
|Dimensions: 2 inches in lenth x 3/4 inch in width|
|Item #: BO-16832|
|Price: $18,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|