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    Sale 1359

    Jewels: The Geneva Sale

    20 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 1

    **A CORAL, GOLD AND DIAMOND TABLE CLOCK, BY ALBUQUERQUE

    Price Realised  

    **A CORAL, GOLD AND DIAMOND TABLE CLOCK, BY ALBUQUERQUE
    The circular coral dial with gold leaf hands, within a fluted gold scalloped border with brilliant-cut diamond and cabochon ruby dots, to the gold mesh surround and coral bead feet, mechanical movement, circa 1960, dial 5.0 cm diameter
    Signed Albuquerque Paris Monte Carlo, no. 116


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF COUNT PALMIERI

    Born at the beginning of the 1960s into a distinguished and wealthy Italian family, Count Alarico Palmieri grew up surrounded by the beautiful art collection of his family in Rome, and the Tuscan countryside, where he would spend week-ends at the family estate during the hunting season.
    Although he moved to Switzerland in the 1970s, studying at Le Rosey and Lausanne University, the beauty of his early surroundings remained instilled in him and his main focus soon became art and antiques, both professionally and personally. With a long-standing appreciation for jewellery and Old Master paintings in particular, Palmieri opened an antiques gallery on the famous rue du Rhone in 1989; after the closing of the gallery in 1995, Palmieri returned to the business within a few years, specialising in jewellery and precious stones, and has been a haute joaillerie consultant for Bulgari since 2004.
    The pieces offered for sale here are from his family collection