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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1044

    A DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND EMERALD 'DOLPHIN' BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.

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    A DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND EMERALD 'DOLPHIN' BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.
    Designed as a circular-cut diamond body with polished gold scales, with a pavé-set diamond and gold tail and fins, to the polished gold head, accented by cabochon sapphire eyes and a calibré-cut emerald mouth, extending polished gold whiskers, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, in a Tiffany & Co. black suede case
    Signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Studios for Jean Schlumberger, no. 17878336


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    Cf. Chantal Bizot, The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2001, page 25

    Cf. John Loring, Tiffany's 150 Years, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, 1987, page 169

    Cf. John Loring, Tiffany Jewels, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1999, page 199

    Cf. Ruth A. Peltason, Ed., Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2002, page 155

    Cf. Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, Abrams, New York, 2001, page 104

    Cf. Franco Maria Ricci, Ed., Bijoux de Jean Schlumberger, 1976, pages 100-101

    Cf. Suzanne Tennenbaum and Janet Zapata, The Jeweled Menagerie: The World of Animals in Gems, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2001, page 163

    Post Lot Text

    Tiffany & Co. has produced only six of these brooches, this one in particular being the fifth one created.