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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1102

    A PAIR OF SEED PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SEED PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY CARTIER
    Each of bombé design, centering upon a circular-cut diamond, with five sections of seed pearls spaced by polished gold ribs, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, 1943, with French assay marks and maker's marks
    Signed Cartier, Paris, nos. 01243 and HSA 2886
    With certificate of authenticity no. GE2007-78 dated 26 September 2007 from Cartier Joailliers


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    Provenance

    The Duchess of Windsor
    Sold Sotheby's Geneva, "The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor", 2 April 1987, lot 69


    Literature

    John Culme and Nicolas Rayner, The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, Vendome Press, 1987, page 212