11 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
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
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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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