22 April 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000
A RETRO DIAMOND, RUBY AND GOLD TASSEL NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Designed as a twin snake chain, the front set with two circular-cut diamond and calibré-cut ruby bombé barrel links, suspending a four-strand tassel with gold boules set with either star-set rubies or diamonds, mounted in yellow and white gold, circa 1940, 14 ins.
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, N.Y., no. 5314
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Cf. Sylvie Raulet, Jewelry of the 1940s and 1950s, Rizzoli, New York, 1988, page 175
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