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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1045

    A MOONSTONE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND "LA MEDUSE" BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.

    Price Realised  

    A MOONSTONE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND "LA MEDUSE" BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.
    Designed as a jellyfish, the body set with a domed cluster of cabochon moonstones, accented by circular-cut diamonds, extending curling textured gold and baguette-cut sapphire tentacles and flexible polished gold tentacles, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, in a Tiffany & Co. black suede case
    Signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Studios for Jean Schlumberger, France


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    Cf. Chantal Bizot, The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 2001, page 26 and back cover

    Cf. John Loring, Tiffany Colored Gems, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2007, pages 182-183 and 185

    Cf. John Loring, Tiffany's 20th Century: A Portrait of American Style, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997, page 157

    Cf. Franco Maria Ricci, Ed., Bijoux de Jean Schlumberger, 1976, page 127

    Cf. Suzanne Tennenbaum and Janet Zapata, The Jeweled Menagerie: The World of Animals in Gems, Thames & Hudson, 2001, pages 166-167