A Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The "Camellia" brooch has 113 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 40 round & oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 22.00 carats. The sapphires are most likely of Burma origin. "At the same time as the Indian influence a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips (and brooches), leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds." Evelyne Possémé in the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition catalogues. Pictured with rubies and diamonds as earrings in Van Cleef & Arpels L'Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187.
|Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels|
|Signed: "Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y. 40223"|
|Dimensions: 2-1/4'' length x 2'' width|
|Item #: BO-18248|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French 18 karat gold elephant brooch with coral and enamel by Van Cleef and Arpels. A novelty brooch of an elephant with oval-cut emerald eyes that have the approximate total weight of .24 carat, carved white coral tusks and black enamel feet, in textured 18 karat yellow gold.
|Artist: Van Cleef and Arpels|
|Signed: "VCA 750 (c) 68 B100629" French control marks|
|Dimensions: 1-3/4'' long x 1-1/2'' wide|
|Item #: BO-19362|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|