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    Sale 1350

    Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 384

    A DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY BOUCHERON

    Price Realised  

    A DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY BOUCHERON
    Designed as a triple swag, the lower and upper set with a series of graduated brilliant-cut diamonds with vertically-set baguette-cut diamond spacers and the middle upper swag with graduated baguette-cut diamonds, to the brilliant and baguette-cut diamond ribbon spacers, suspended from an alternating brilliant and baguette-cut diamond backchain, mounted in platinum, circa 1955, approximately 38.5 cm., with French assay marks for platinum and gold, (ribbons detach to be worn as ear clips and backchain and lower swag combine to form a necklace 41.0 cm.), in a Boucheron beige suede pouch
    Signed Boucheron Paris, no. 529.156


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    The necklace was especially commissionned by the Princess from the Maison Boucheron in the 1950s. It remained in the familiy ever since.

    Pre-Lot Text

    FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF AN OTTOMAN PRINCESS (continued)


    Literature

    Gilles Néret, Boucheron, Histoire d'une dynastie de joailliers, Office du Livre SA, Fribourg, 1988, pages 166-167