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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1059

    A RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD "PASSEMENTERIE" NECKLACE, BY RENE BOIVIN

    Price Realised  

    A RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD "PASSEMENTERIE" NECKLACE, BY RENE BOIVIN
    Suspending a fringe of twenty-three collet-set diamond five-strand pampille tassels, each from a bezel-set circular-cut diamond, to the flexible woven gold band, joined by a circular-cut diamond clasp and tassel, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1945, 16¼ ins., with French assay marks and maker's mark, in a René Boivin brown suede fitted case
    Signed René Boivin, Paris


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    Provenance

    Princess Irene of Greece


    Literature

    Cailles, Francoise. René Boivin: Jeweller. London: Quartet Books, 1994, page 314