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    Sale 2177

    New York Jewels

    11 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A MULTI-GEM, ENAMEL AND GOLD ELEPHANT BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.

    Price Realised  

    A MULTI-GEM, ENAMEL AND GOLD ELEPHANT BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.
    Designed as a bluish silver enamel elephant head with cabochon ruby eyes and pavé-set diamond ears, each enhanced by square-cut smoky quartz within polished gold wirework surrounds and twisted gold tassels, with a polished sculpted gold headdress suspending drop-shaped turquoise drops, to the white agate tusks with sculpted gold caps, and a textured gold trunk with square-cut tsavorite garnet detail, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, with French exportation marks, in a Tiffany black suede box
    Signed Schlumberger for Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany, France


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    Cf. John Loring, Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design, Abrams, New York, 2008, page 193

    Cf. Franco Maria Ricci, Bijoux de Jean Schlumberger, Milan, 1976, page 123 and front cover

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