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    Sale 2792

    Amsterdam Jewels & Watches

    10 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 31

    A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BANGLE, BY ROTHMULLER

    Price Realised  

    A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BANGLE, BY ROTHMULLER
    The broad band set at the front with a line of oval-cut sapphires divided by cushion-shaped diamonds, inscribed inside with the date 26.4.1957
    Signed HR, 1950
    Maria Schell was born Margarete Schell on 5th January 1926 and was known and loved as a passionate, intense leading lady. In the fifties Miss Schell travelled to Sri Lanka where she aquired an attractive half-hoop of sapphires and diamonds. On her return to Munich this was placed with the Jeweller Rothmuller who created a bold and stylish bangle by setting the sapphires and diamonds into 22K gold.
    The bangle was presented to Miss Schell by her husband Horst Hachler on the occassion of their marriage on the 26th of April 1957, the date being engraved onto the inside of the bangle.
    Miss Schell immediately became very attached to the bangle and has worn it throughout her lifetime including during the making of many of her films. A copy was made in rubies which is now in the possession of her daughter.

    Sold at Christie's Amsterdam, May 28 1997, sale 2335, lot 1081 for 14,991.60 Dutch guilders


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE ACTRESS MARIA SCHELL