• Jewels at South Kensington auction at Christies

    Sale 5641

    Jewels at South Kensington

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    A pair of amusing rose-cut diamond hippopotamus cufflinks

    Price Realised  

    A pair of amusing rose-cut diamond hippopotamus cufflinks
    One panel designed as the head and front with the body set with rose-cut diamonds, the head with ruby eyes the gaping mouth with enamel and resin tooth detail, the other panel forming the back and hind-quarters, to chain-link connections (2)


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    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the eyes are set with glass not rubies and therefore this lot is not subject to import restrictions into the USA due to the presence of rubies.