22 April 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
A CAT'S EYE CHRYSOBERYL AND GOLD BROOCH, BY TIFFANY & CO.
Designed as a sculpted 18k gold cat's face, set with cat's eye chrysoberyl eyes, with pendant hoops for suspension
Signed Tiffany & Co.
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In 1983, Cartier set Eric Nussbaum the task of establishing the finest collection of its vintage jewels in the world
Exuberant Italian jewellery design from the 1960s, when Rome became a playground for the rich and famous, is back in high fashion
Specialist Daphne Lingon on the ‘very special moment’ she set eyes on an exceptional piece once owned by a style icon
Specialist Max Fawcett reveals the history behind an exquisitely detailed piece, perfectly preserved after more than a century