7 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000
A 19th century gold, emerald and diamond brooch/pendant and a Victorian gold and emerald demi-parure
The pendant of cannetille design set in the centre with a foiled rectangular-cut emerald to an old brilliant-cut diamond border with diamond three stone pendant loop and later Prince-of-Wales link necklace; the demi-parure comprising - a bracelet, the central quatrefoil panel with rectangular and square-cut emerald decoration, to a graduated panel bracelet with engraved detail, and a pair of earpendants en suite; circa 1840, fitted cases, the earpendants have been converted to twin brooches and a smaller pair of earrings with hook fittings (4)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
In 1983, Cartier set Eric Nussbaum the task of establishing the finest collection of its vintage jewels in the world
Jewellery specialist Angela Berden discusses an exceptional ruby-and-diamond brooch by Cartier, previously owned by the actress..
A series of extracts from a new book, Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, on important auctions with a royal theme
A close encounter with the Ratnaraj — an unusually large ruby of phenomenal colour and clarity