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    Sale 1360

    Property of a Distinguished European Collector

    20 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 1123

    A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Each set with a cultured pearl measuring from 9.8 to 9.7 mm, within a tapered baguette and marquise-cut diamond scrolling border, 2.2 cm long, with French assay marks for platinum and gold, in a Van Cleef & Arpels brown suede case
    Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 76763


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    Cf. Sylvie Raulet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, (1986), plate 206 'Parure de mariage de la Princesse Grace de Monaco (18 Avril 1956)', for a similar piece


    A very similar pair of ear clips was given by H.R.H the Prince Rainier of Monaco to Grace Kelly as part of a parure on the occasion of their engagement in 1956.