11 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 43,750
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
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
Please note that the smoky quartz and the tsavorites are in fact spinels and emeralds respectively.Please also note that only two of these were made.
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