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    Sale 1350

    Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 358

    A DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH, BY BULGARI

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    A DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH, BY BULGARI
    Designed as twin vari-cut diamond flowerheads, mounted en tremblant, to the baguette-cut diamond stems with pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamond leaves, mounted in platinum, 6.0 cm long
    Signed Bulgari


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    For a similar examples, please see Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Bulagri Milan, 1996. p.76-78




    A notable feature of this superb floral spray brooch is the wire coiled spring mount that allows the brooch to 'tremble' as the wearer moves.

    It is a wonderful contemporary version of what used to be an antique design. The slight movements together with the use of modern brilliant-cut diamonds allow exceptional brilliance and fire to emanate from the piece.

    It is a fine example of the beautiful workmanship of the Maison Bulgari in the early 1960s and the creativity of its designer at the time; Gianni Valli (1916-1991).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY