• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1134

    A DIAMOND, RUBY AND SAPPHIRE "PEACE 91" MASK, BY HARRY WINSTON

    Price Realised  

    A DIAMOND, RUBY AND SAPPHIRE "PEACE 91" MASK, BY HARRY WINSTON
    The lucite mask designed as the American flag, set with circular-cut diamonds, rubies and sapphires, with a lucite mask cover, 1991, 7 x 2¾ ins.
    Signed Winston for Harry Winston


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    Post Lot Text

    This mask made its debut at the Dallas Museum's Masque des Beaux Arts in Palm Springs in April 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. When Ronald Winston heard that the theme for the ball was "Bal Masque," he got inspired to produce something special for the occasion. The result: a jeweled rendition of the American flag.