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    Sale 1418

    Geneva Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 15


    Price Realised  


    Comprising: a rabbit brooch, by Cartier, with ruby eyes and red enamel nose, holding a coral carrot, 4.0 cm; a dog brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, with onyx nose, sapphire eyes and diamond-set eyebrows, 3.5 cm; a duck brooch, by Cartier, with agate body, emerald eye and polished gold beak, under a reeded coral umbrella with diamond accents, 4.0 cm; a turtle brooch, by Cartier, the white agate body with gold accents to the textured gold head, paws and tail, with diamond accents, 4.5 cm; a chick brooch, by Boucheron, the textured chick body with ruby details, chalcedony eye, turquoise wings and lapis foot, coming out of a white enamel broken eggshell, 3.5 cm; a snowman brooch, by Cartier, the white agate body and head with onyx buttons, red eye and gold hat and broom, 3.5 cm; a mouse brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, the lapis lazuli body to the reeded gold head with ruby and diamond eye, 4.0 cm; and a ram brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, the textured body and head with sapphire and diamond eyes, black enamel paws and diamond-set horns, 3.5 cm
    The rabbit signed Cartier Paris, no. 016810
    The dog signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. B.9242
    The duck signed Cartier Paris, no. 018643
    The turtle signed Cartier Paris
    The chick signed Boucheron Paris, no. 16022
    The snowman signed Cartier Paris, no. 011094
    The mouse signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 1V61-17
    The ram signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 101994

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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.


    This lot came from a Swiss collection and has remained in Switzerland since.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that lots containing jadeite and/or rubies from Burma or which are of indeterminate origin (marked with the ψsymbol) can now be shipped legally to the US. The restrictions described in paragraph H 2 (d) of the Conditions of Sale no longer apply.

    Post Lot Text

    This lot is subject to CITES export /import restrictions and the historical CITES paperwork is not available. This lot can only be shipped to addresses within Switzerland or collected from our Geneva office. It will not be possible to obtain a CITES export permit to ship this lot to addresses outside Switzerland post sale. Please contact the department for further information.