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    Sale 2177

    New York Jewels

    11 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    **A CORAL, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BROOCH, BY CARTIER

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    **A CORAL, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BROOCH, BY CARTIER
    The carved coral head, draped in an 18k gold panther headdress, set with pear-shaped emerald eyes and a black enamel nose, the head and paws decorated with black enamel stripes, enhanced by circular-cut diamond detail, gathered at the bottom by gold ropework, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, with pendant hoop for suspension of later addition, with French assay mark, exportation mark and maker's mark
    Signed Cartier, France, no. 9389, other number indistinct


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.